Explaining trans fats

08/20/2003 | Washington Post (tiered subscription model), The

The author answers readers' questions and explains the differences in saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats, how they are converted to trans fats and why trans fats are unhealthy. Trans fats in foods have been linked to increased overall cholesterol levels, decreased HDL (good) cholesterol and are thought to contribute to obesity and diabetes.

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