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Trans fats (or trans unsaturated fatty acids) are a byproduct of partial hydrogenation, and although they once were common in processed food, they are linked with increased incidence of coronary heart disease and are no longer "generally regarded as safe” by the U.S. Federal Dietary Association. In 2006, it became required by the FDA that trans fatty acids be declared in the nutrition label of conventional foods and dietary supplements

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This is a term with a history! Note the words here "no longer." Actually, my understanding is that some would say that the case for transfats was never valid, but yes, they were, nevertheless, "regarded" as safe. For sources, see my comment on this under "saturated fat."

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