This test measures the Trans Fat levels in your blood. Trans Fats are a big threat to the heart health since they are industrially produced “artificial fats” found mostly in fried items or in processed foods. Trans fat is considered to be the worst type of fat we can eat. Unlike other dietary fats, trans fat has a double bad impact - On one hand it increases the bad cholesterol (LDL) and at the same time it lowers the good cholesterol (HDL).
Trans Fats are the industrially produced fats, formed when oil goes through a process called hydrogena order to become more solid.
Given today’s lifestyle, Trans fats are bound to come in your blood from trans fats (artficial /industrial fats) in foods. High levels of trans fats are related to increased risk for heart disease. Unmonitored levels may progressively lead to a risk-stage you may be completely unaware of.
The only way to know / monitor your blood level of trans fats is by measuring it with the Trans Fat Test. If the Trans Fat index is found to be high, a timely intervention and simple dietary changes can reduce the blood levels of trans fats.
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