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WHO plans to eliminate trans-fatty acids from global food supply

May 14, 2018 by

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WHO today released REPLACE, a step-by-step guide for the elimination of industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from the global food supply. Eliminating trans fats is key to protecting health and saving lives: WHO estimates that every year, trans fat intake leads to  more than 500,000 deaths of people from cardiovascular disease. Industrially-produced trans fats are contained in […]

FDA Takes Step to Remove Artificial Trans Fats from Processed Foods

June 16, 2015 by

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Based on a thorough review of the scientific evidence, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration finalized its determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) for use in food. This action is expected to reduce coronary heart disease and […]

FDA Extend Comment Period to Further Reduce Trans Fats

December 30, 2013 by

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FDA to Extend Comment Period on Measure to Further Reduce Trans Fat in Processed Foods – UPDATE December 30, 2013 The Federal Register notice extending the comment period on FDA’s preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not “generally recognized as safe” (GRAS) […]

Trans fats linked with aggression, new study shows

March 14, 2012 by

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This study by the University of California San Diego provides the first evidence linking dTFA (Dietary trans fatty acids) with behavioral irritability and aggression. Factors including strength and consistency of association, biological gradient, temporality, and biological plausibility add weight to the prospect of a causal connection in this observational study. To read the abstract click […]