No level of trans fat is safe for people to eat, the FDA announced in new guidelines issued earlier this summer, which gave food companies three years to cut the dangerous ingredient from their products.
Yet trans fat, which research has linked to heart disease risk because it raises your bad cholesterol and lowers your good cholesterol, continues to be present in many of the things we eat.
The main culprits can be traced to the following food categories, according to a recent research note from Credit Suisse on dietary fat consumption and its health and market implications:
- Credit Suisse
For more detailed information, check out this complete list of all the food products that still contain trans fat.