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Then vs. Now: The Rise and Fall of Heart-Harming Trans Fats

This type of artificial fat has a detrimental effect on cholesterol levels.

Brittany DoohanPreeti Parikh, MD
Written by Brittany Doohan | Reviewed by Preeti Parikh, MD
Updated on December 19, 2022

In this video, learn about the history of trans fats: when they were invented, how they harm human health, and what we’re doing about it now.


Center for Science in the Public Interest. (2018).  Artificial Trans Fat: A Timeline

Rogers, K. (n.d.). Encyclopedia Britannica. Trans Fat

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Wartella, EA, et al. (2010). The History of Nutrition Labeling. Institute of Medicine (US) Committee on Examination of Front-of-Package Nutrition Rating Systems and Symbols.

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