Eating out? Watch for trans fat

Posted: 11:36 AM EDT Oct 23, 2013   Updated: 11:38 AM EST Nov 05, 2013
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By Mayo Clinic News Network

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. Arm yourself with the details you need to order wisely.