Trans Fats on the Way Out?

November 18th, 2013 by Will Humble Leave a reply »

The FDA made a preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils (the primary dietary source of trans fat in processed foods) are not “generally recognized as safe” for use in food.  Their review of the research has led them to conclude that consuming trans fat raises LDL, or “bad” cholesterol, and increases the risk of coronary heart disease. The FDA opened a 60-day comment period this week.  Folks can submit electronic comments and scientific data and information until January 7.

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2 comments

  1. daniel says:

    I can honestly say transfat isn’t a big issue. Its all the “non-fat” chemicals we put in our body.

  2. Trans fat is made by adding hydrogen to vegetable oil to increase the shelf life of the oil.

    The harmful effect is that Trans fat raises “bad” (LDL) cholesterol and lowers “good” (HDL) cholesterol which significantly increases Heart risk.

    I am sure Government & FDA will now take the best decision in the interest of the people

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