Elaidic acid, 18:1 t, is an monounsaturated trans fatty acid. It is the trans isomer of oleic acid, 18:1.
Elaidic acid is believed to have an impact on raising LDL and lower HDL cholesterol.
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trans-Isomer Of Oleic Acid
Isomers are compounds that contain exactly the same number of atoms. The cis-isomer indicates that the functional groups are on the same side of the carbon chain. While the trans-isomer indicates that functional groups are on opposing sides of the carbon chain. (source 🗗)
Where To Find Elaidic Acid
Elaidic acid is the major trans fat found in hydrogenated vegetable oils.(source 🗗)
Elaidic acid is naturally present in ruminant fat, meat, and dairy products (source 🗗)
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