Ácidos transgrasos

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Ácidos transgrasos

Los ácidos transgrasos son grasas manufacturadas creadas durante un proceso llamado hidrogenación, el cual apunta a estabilizar los aceites poliinsaturados con el fin de evitar que se vuelvan rancios y para mantenerlos sólidos a temperatura ambiente. Estos ácidos pueden ser particularmente peligrosos para el corazón y pueden ofrecer riesgo para el desarrollo de ciertos cánceres. Las grasas hidrogenadas se utilizan en la margarina espesa, comidas rápidas, productos comerciales horneados (donas, bizcochos, galletas), alimentos procesados y fritos.

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  • Last Reviewed on 08/02/2011
  • Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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