November 7, 2013

Buh-Bye Hydrogenated Oils

1 FDA Takes on Trans Fat

The Food and Drug Administration dealt the first blow against trans fat in the food supply saying that a major source - partially hydrogenated oils - is not safe. If this initial determination is finalized, partially hydrogenated oils, which are formed when hydrogen is added to liquid oils to make solid fats (think margarine and shortening,) will become food additives that could not be legally sold without FDA approval. While trans fat intake among Americans has been on the decline, it remains a significant public health concern. The FDA says there is no safe level of consumption of trans fat, which has been shown to raise LDL, or bad, cholesterol. The American Heart Association has praised the FDA’s move and hopes they also revise labels for foods that are trans fat free.

More at CNN.com | Posted 4 years ago by Melody Lesser

Previously: Trans Fat in Diet Equals Bigger Babies

Tags: FDA, Food and Drug Administration, Trans Fat, Partially Hydrogenated Oil, Solid Fat in Diet

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