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Ban Trans Fats
Advocacy site urging the banning of trans fatty acids. Contains consumer and product news and information on trans fats.
American Heart Association -Trans Fatty Acids, Butter and Margarine
Reports on recent studies that show potential cholesterol-raising effects of trans fatty acids have raised public concern about the use of margarine and whether other options, including butter, might be better choices.
In the Matter of Food Labeling: Trans Fatty Acids in Nutrition Labeling, Nutrient Content Claims an
Report to the FDA featuring background information and scientific evidence on trans fatty acids.
Institute of Food Science & Technolog - Trans Fatty Acids
Position paper explaining the sources of trans fatty acids, their links to coronary heart disease, and recommendations.
Nutrition Action Healthletter - Trans Fat
Article provide consumers with recommendations for avoiding trans fats when eating out.
Questions and Answers on Trans Fat Proposed Rule
1999 FDA report explaining the composition of trans fats and proposed label standards.
Trans Fatty Acids and Coronary Heart Disease
Havard University School of Publich Health provides a scientific overview of trans fats produced through partial hydrogenation, the process of heating vegetable oils in the presence of metal catalysts and hydrogen.
Transforming Perceptions About Trans Fatty Acids
Article examining adverse health claims made against the trans fats used to replace saturated fats in prepared foods.
Revealing Trans Fats
FDA consumer article provides awareness of the risk posed by consuming too much saturated fat, trans fat, and cholesterol.
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