Is there any difference between natural and processed saturated fats health wise?
There are a lot of differences.
1. “While ruminant trans fatty acids, in amounts actually consumed in diets, are not harmful for human health, consumption of industrial partially hydrogenated fatty acids has neither apparent benefit nor intrinsic value, above their caloric contribution: from human health standpoint they are only harmful.”
Mozaffarian D., Katan M.B., Ascherio A., Stampfer M.J., Willett W.C. Trans fatty acids and cardiovascular disease. N Engl J Med 2006;354:1601-13
Willett W. and Mozaffarian D. Ruminant or industrial sources of trans fatty acids: public health issue or food label skirmish? Am J Clin Nutr 2008;87:515-6
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