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How are trans fats similar to saturated fats?

Trans fats are similar in structure to saturated fats, and they also raise levels of total cholesterol and low density lipoprotein (LDL), or "bad," cholesterol. Trans fats may also raise blood triglycerides and lower high density lipoprotein (HDL), or "good," cholesterol.

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