Free access to EJCN issue on trans fatty acids

June 23rd, 2009  |  Published in Stumpblog  |  1 Comment

Yes! FREE! WOW! Now you too can learn all about trans fatty acids! Shazam!

This supplement to the May 2009 issue of the European Journal of Clinical Nutrition contains some review articles as well as the World Health Organization’s position statement on TFAs. Worth reading if you’re nutritionally minded. Of note is the WHO’s recommendation, based on new international data:

to significantly reduce or to virtually eliminate industrially produced TFA from the food supply… by the virtual elimination of partially hydrogenated vegetable oils in the human food supply, replacing them with healthy cis-unsaturated fatty acids.

Responses

  1. Liz says:

    June 25th, 2009at 9:11 am(#)

    Not that U.S. companies follow WHO recommendations, but I love to see good ones like that!

    I really hate the products that advertise themselves as “trans-fat free” when they clearly have “partially hydrogenated oil” on the ingredients list. Um, excuse me, don’t you mean, “less than .5g of trans fat per serving?”

    Canada doesn’t allow that, right? I know I’ve seen Canadian products that listed .4g of trans fats.

    I had someone try to tell me that “I can’t believe it’s not butter” is trans-fat free. Took me 3 seconds to turn the container around and show her the ingredient list that proved her wrong. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/I_Can't_Believe_It's_Not_Butter


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