Report: Trans-fat blood levels plummet after FDA food-labeling regulation

But there is no evidence that trans fats increase the risk of heart disease.

The Washington Post reports:

The amount of trans fat in the American bloodstream fell by more than half after the Food and Drug Administration required food manufacturers to label how much of the unhealthful ingredient is in their products, according to a new study

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  1. This study just published in Nutrition may also be of interest. http://xa.yimg.com/kq/groups/14947167/286295948/name/NUTRITION%20sat%20fat.pdf
    In this article, researchers from The Netherlands examined the reports from leading US and European dietary advisory committees and compared their conclusions and public dietary advice with the scientific evidence. They found none of the dietary advice from leading committees reflect the scientific literature. Instead, they found the committees had cherry picked data, “excluding the majority of studies available and including their own randomly selected data.”
    “Moreoever, the two US reports (IOM and USDA/HHS) misrepresented their results. The IOM report stated that most epidemiologic studies found a positive association between saturated fat intake and CHD, although significantly increased risks were found in only two of nine articles included in the results. The USDA/USDHHS report ignored the effects found by their own results and suggested that replacing saturated fats by carbohydrates or monounsaturated fats decreases the CHD risk. Based on their results, none of the investigators from the systematic reviews included in this article concluded that
    changes in saturated fat intake would change the risk of CVD, regardless of the study design and the endpoint.”

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