Elaidic acid is a monounsaturated trans fatty acid that is believed to increase plasma cholesteryl ester transfer protein (CETP) activity which in turn raises LDL and lowers HDL cholesterol.
In this article, we list claims of potential benefits and/or side-effects of elaidic acid (18:1 t) that we have found research on. Every claim is listed with all of its sources. We get these claims from our Nutrition Tool.
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Research-Backed Side-Effects Of Elaidic Acid (18:1 t)
These are some of the potential research-backed side-effects of elaidic acid (18:1 t).
Elaidic Acid (18:1 t) - Cholesterol
About this claim
Cholesterol is a waxy substance your body needs to build cells. Research has shown that some nutrients might negatively affect your cholesterol.
Research sources for this claim
- Compound Summary - Elaidic acid ◳
- Raises LDL and lowers HDL cholesterol
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