Research suggests that a form of cholesterol found in junk foods poses dangerous threat of cardiovascular disease.
Scientists want to raise awareness in public over oxycholesterol, which is abundantly found in processed and junk foods.
Oxycholesterol is formed when processed foods like steaks and burgers are fried or grilled, causing their fats to react with oxygen. Even food manufacturers also include oxycholesterol to enhance the texture, taste and stability of junk foods.
The new research indicates that eating foods high in the substance gives an extra boost to blood cholesterol levels and is more likely to damage arteries than ordinary cholesterol.
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