Trans fats might not boost 'bad' cholesterol levels

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October 26, 2012 2:58:27 PM PDT
Many foods in the U.S. are no longer made with trans fats because they are known to raise levels of "bad" cholesterol. But there has been ongoing debate as to what these fats may do to your blood sugar.

A new review of five studies says, maybe, nothing.

The report in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found no effect on blood sugar control, which is involved in diabetes, but critics say there may be a reason for that.

Some scientists suggest the effect on blood sugar may happen much slower than the changes to cholesterol levels.

Still, most agree, having less of the fats in our diet is a good thing.