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Negatives of trans fats outweigh the positives

By Richard Brill

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Nov 15, 2013

~~<p>Over the past 20 years, research has clearly identified the adverse health effects of trans fatty acids, most notably on coronary heart disease.</p>
<p>Epidemiologic estimates attribute upward of 100,000 deaths annually to trans fats. It is unknown what levels of trans fats are clinically significant, yet after two decades a research group at Indiana University concluded, &quot;On a per-calorie basis, trans fats appear to increase the risk of (coronary heart disease) more than any other macronutrient, conferring a substantially increased risk at low levels of consumption (1 percent to 3 percent of total energy intake).&quot;</p>
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Over the past 20 years, research has clearly identified the adverse health effects of trans fatty acids, most notably on coronary heart disease.

Epidemiologic estimates attribute upward of 100,000 deaths annually to trans fats. It is unknown what levels of trans fats are clinically significant, yet after two decades a research group at Indiana University concluded, "On a per-calorie basis, trans fats appear to increase the risk of (coronary heart disease) more than any other macronutrient, conferring a substantially increased risk at low levels of consumption (1 percent to 3 percent of total energy intake)." Login for more...



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