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FDA tells food makers to phase out trans fats

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday issued a ruling that effectively bans trans fats from the nation’s food supply, transforming processed foods in America.

The FDA’s final ruling revokes the “generally recognized as safe” classification for partially hydrogenated oils, the main source of trans fats in […]

June 16th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

FDA delays final ruling on trans fats

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The Food and Drug Administration will not issue a final ruling Monday about trans fats as previously announced, although the announcement is “imminent,” according to agency spokesperson Megan McSeveney.

The FDA is expected to revoke the “generally accepted as safe” classification for partially hydrogenated oils, the main […]

June 15th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: |0 Comments

Near-ban coming on trans fats in processed foods

By AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION NEWS

The Food and Drug Administration is expected to announce a near-ban on trans fats next week, transforming processed foods in America.

The FDA’s final ruling should revoke a “generally recognized as safe” classification for partially hydrogenated oils, the main source of trans fats in processed foods. […]

June 12th, 2015|Categories: Blog, Uncategorized|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Trans fat and saturated fat consumption down, but not enough

Despite eating a third less trans fats and cutting down on saturated fat during the last 30 years, people are still consuming more than recommended, according to a new study.

Consumption of omega-3 fatty acid consumption also held steady, despite recommendations for higher intake.

Researchers reviewed data from more than 12,000 […]

STORIES FROM THE HEART: Heartburn? Hardly. Under an hour later, his life-threatening problem was resolved

John Perotti was mowing the lawn outside his Utah home office when he felt what he thought was “heartburn from hell.” He headed indoors for some homemade chicken noodle soup hoping that would soothe him.

“The minute I got the spoon to my lips, I spit it out,” he said. […]

Unhealthy fats finally falling out of favor

Unhealthy fats — for decades a slippery slope in the American diet — are finally falling out of favor.

The Food and Drug Administration ruled in November that partially hydrogenated fats don’t meet the criteria for their “generally recognized as safe” category, starting the process to dramatically reduce trans fats […]

Study raises questions about ‘good’ and ‘bad’ fats

 

A new study calls into question established wisdom on good and bad fats, but the American Heart Association stands by its guidelines that saturated fats can hurt your heart while polyunsaturated fats may help it.

The study, published in today’s Annals of Internal Medicine, concludes that there isn’t enough evidence […]