Mayo Clinic Minute: What's wrong with trans fat?

It’s considered by most health experts to be the worst type of fat you can eat. So what’s really wrong with having trans fat in your diet? And what are some healthier alternatives?

Jason Howland explains in this Mayo Clinic Minute.

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It’s the type of fat that spells double trouble for your heart.

“Trans fat lowers your HDL [high-density lipoprotein], which is your good cholesterol, and it raises your LDL [low-density lipoprotein], which is your bad cholesterol,” says Anya Guy, a Mayo Clinic registered dietitian nutritionist. “So, all in all, trans fat increases your risk of heart disease.”

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