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Digestive System

Metabolism and Nutrition

Which foods contain trans fats?

Cakes, crackers, cookies, snack foods, and other foods made with or fried in partially hydrogenated oils are the largest source (40 percent) of trans fats in the American diet. Animal products and margarine are also major sources of trans fats. Since January 2006, the U.S. government has directed that the amount of trans fat in a product must be included in the Nutrition Facts panel on food labels.



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