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Butter vs. Margarine

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"... Margarine is better, but only relatively. Although it comes from vegetable oils rather than animal fats, the hydrogenation process used to turn it into a solid creates trans-fatty acids, a hybrid that has been found in recent tests to elevate low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (the so-called "bad" cholesterol) to the same extent as saturated fats. [LDL - Small, dense cholesterol particles worse for your heart]...."

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