Artifical Trans Fats to be Eliminated Within Three Years
The FDA ruled earlier this week that trans fat is not 'generally recognized as safe' for use in human food. They are giving food manufactures three years to remove the partially hydrogenated oils from their products.
Studies show that eating a diet rich in trans fat is linked to higher body weight, heart disease and memory loss. It also has been shown to raise the 'bad' LDL cholesterol in your blood.
Trans fat were introduced to the American public as early as 1911 in the form of shortening used for cooking and making pies.
Partially hydrogenated oil is formed when hydrogen is added to liquid oils to make solid fats, like shortening and margarine.
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