Articles

Trans fatty acids, blood lipids, and cardiovascular risk: where do we stand?

Author

Lichtenstein A

Date

11/1993

Journal

Nutr Rev

Abstract

According to conventional wisdom, dietary substitution of vegetable fats for animal fats reduces the risk of cardiovascular heart disease (CHD). However, all forms of vegetable fat are not alike, and new research indicates that consumption of hydrogenated rather than unhydrogenated vegetable oils may negatively influence plasma lipids and risk of CHD.