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Vegetable Shortening

One tablespoon of vegetable shortening contains 4.2 grams of trans fat and 3.4 grams of saturated fat. Commercial baked goods, such as cookies, donuts and crackers, are made with partially hydrogenated oil or shortening. Trans fat increases triglyceride levels. High levels of triglycerides may contribute to the development of atherosclerosis which increases the risk for heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

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