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Eating out? Watch for trans fat

Updated: 02-26-2013

Have you been trying to keep foods that contain trans fat out of your kitchen? Good move. But what about when you're eating in a restaurant? Some restaurants still use trans fat when frying food. For example, a large serving of french fries at some fast-food restaurants might contain 5 grams or more of trans fat. When dining out, read menu labels or ask the staff for nutritional information.