trans fat


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trans fat

 (trăns)
n.
1. A trans fatty acid.
2. Trans fatty acids considered as a group.
Translations
Transfettsäure

trans fat

(fam) trans fatty acid. V. fatty acid.
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But Christine Williams, professor of human nutrition at the University of Reading, said total trans fat intake in the UK was now averaging 0.
The FDA and its supporters in the public health community argue that trans fat restrictions are necessary as a health measure intended to remove a dangerous substance from the food supply.
Any processed or packaged food with a shelf life of more than three months is likely to have trans fat in it.
Based on a review of scientific evidence, FDA has 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 human food.
The move came in response to a cresting wave of evidence connecting trans fat consumption to heart disease.
Zahra Kouchak-Yazdi, a project researcher, said the zero trans fat frying oil is a mixture of sunflower and palm oils.
Israel's legislation would amend this regulation so that products with less than half a gram of trans fat would have an asterisk in the "amount per serving" column and a note at the bottom of the label explaining that the product "contains less than 0.
7 to practically eliminate PH oils - the primary source of artificial trans fat - in the food supply.
Manufacturers already have eliminated many trans fats, responding to criticism from the medical community and to local laws, Even so, the FDA said getting rid of the rest -- the average American still eats around a gram of trans fat a day -- could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths each year.
Trans fat is widely considered the worst kind of fat for heart health, surpassing even saturated fat in this regard.
The intensity of this absorption band can be used to determine trans fat content in a variety of fat samples (American Oil Chemists' Society 1999).
However, according to the findings from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill researchers, the risk of stroke associated with trans fat intake was lower among women taking aspirin.