Weight Loss -
Eating Trans Fat can make you fatter - Even if you count your Calories
June 20th, 2006
researchers from Wake Forest University School of Medicine animals that
ate trans fat compare to those that did not gained more weight from the
same amount of calories. The study was first presented at the 66th
annual Scientific Sessions of the American Diabetes Association in
Washington, D.C by Kylie Kavanagh, D.V.M.
"Diets rich in
trans fat cause a redistribution of fat tissue into the abdomen and lead
to a higher body weight even when the total dietary calories are
controlled," said Lawrence L. Rudel, Ph.D. who is a professor of
pathology and biochemistry and is also the head of Lipid Sciences
Trans fat is
manufactured by taking oil and adding hydrogen to make it become solid.
The reason trans fat is used is to increase the shelf life of food
products including baked goods. Partially hydrogenated vegetable oil (trans fats), saturated
fats, and cholesterol helps to contribute in the increase in the LDL
“bad” cholesterol levels. An increase in the LDL cholesterol has been
shown to increase the risk for coronary artery disease.