Definition of trans-fatty acid in English:

trans-fatty acid


  • An unsaturated fatty acid of a type occurring in margarines and manufactured cooking oils as a result of the hydrogenation process, having a trans arrangement of the carbon atoms adjacent to its double bonds. Consumption of such acids is thought to increase the risk of atherosclerosis.

    ‘Similar to saturated fatty acids, trans-fatty acids increase low-density lipoprotein cholesterol and lower the high-density counterpart, therefore increasing the risk of heart disease.’
    • ‘The data suggests that patients who replace two percent of the energy from trans-fatty acids with polyunsaturated fatty acids could decrease the risk for type 2 diabetes by as much as 40 percent.’
    • ‘Due to its natural semi-solid consistency, palm oil does not need to go through the hydrogenation process which creates trans-fatty acids.’
    • ‘Thus, the nutritional and biochemical consequences of the formation of trans-fatty acids during the processing of polyunsaturated plant oils is an active area of research.’
    • ‘People who have stress, whether it's caused by depression, fatigue or the work-place, tend to overeat fatty, processed foods that contain unhealthy trans-fatty acids such as hydrogenated oils.’
    • ‘They're bad: Tortilla chips are a trifecta of evil, loaded with hydrogenated trans-fatty acids, plus sodium and cholesterol.’
    • ‘Although it contains no hydrogenated oils or trans-fatty acids, the product spreads directly from the refrigerator and is suitable for baking and cooking.’
    • ‘Eating trans-fatty acids - found in margarine as well as French fries, donuts, cake frosting, and other junk foods - can set the stage for inflammation.’
    • ‘While consuming too much saturated fat via foods like eggs is dangerous, studies show the trans-fatty acids found in margarine and deep fried foods can pose even more of threat to your heart.’
    • ‘What's more, bad news about trans-fatty acids hit the margarine and spreads industry hard.’
    • ‘Use only small amounts of butter or use a margarine that has no trans-fatty acids (such as tub or squeeze packages of margarine).’
    • ‘In large part, that's due to scientific findings on the dangers of trans-fatty acids, prevalent in most margarines and spreads.’
    • ‘Eating too much fat in the late afternoon - especially unhealthful varieties such as saturated fat and trans-fatty acids, found in most chips, crackers and cookies - will bog you down.’
    • ‘Saturated fats and trans-fatty acids are those associated with cardiovascular disease.’
    • ‘In addition, for those of us who are walking temples of refined sugar, trans-fatty acids, and a lifetime's worth of gluten and salt, the subtleties of raw food can be difficult to appreciate.’
    • ‘I think diet is extremely important in this regard, because you have the issue of trans-fatty acids - which don't occur in nature, and are caused by the process of hydrogenating vegetable fats.’
    • ‘Instead, try a non-hydrogenated spread that's free of trans-fatty acids.’
    • ‘Natural peanut butter eliminates unhealthy trans-fatty acids as well.’
    • ‘The fat in crisps is likely to contain damaged oils, known as trans-fatty acids, which are increasingly being linked with heart disease and cancer.’
    • ‘Because of our busy yet sedentary lifestyles, there is an increasing addiction to snacks and fast foods which are high in trans-fatty acids.’


trans-fatty acid

/ˌtranzˌfadē ˈasəd/ /ˌtrænzˌfædi ˈæsəd/ /ˌtran(t)sˌfadē ˈasəd/ /ˌtræn(t)sˌfædi ˈæsəd/