Some fats, such as polyunsaturated fats, are thought to be good for us.
They lower the "bad" type of cholesterol which has been linked to heart disease.
Other fats, such as saturated fats and trans fats, are considered to be bad for us because they increase this "bad" type of cholesterol.
Since the beginning of the 21st century, health authorities all over the world have been calling for the elimination of trans fats from commercially produced food products.
But what is a trans fat and where does it come from?
Go to the June 2014 issue of AUS-e-NEWS for the chemistry of Trans Fats.
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