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Mary Beth Sodus, nutritionist for the Center for Weight Management and Wellness at the University of Maryland Medical Center, discusses trans fats: what they are, which foods contain them and the health consequences of eating foods that contain them. Listeners will also learn what kinds of products contain trans fats and how to look for trans fats on nutrition labels. Other topics in this podcast include the debate over butter versus margarine and how to avoid trans fats when eating out.
In this interview with Sharon Boston, Ms. Sodus also explains how trans fats were first developed and the hydrogenation process, which is used to create trans fats.
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