Preventing Chronic Disease | Prevalence of Partially Hydrogenated Oils in US Packaged Foods, 2012 - CDC
Although there is evidence that consumption of trans fat has declined in the United States, limited documentation exists on current levels of industrial trans fat in foods. We estimated the prevalence of partially hydrogenated oils in 4,340 top-selling US packaged foods. Nine percent of products in the sample contained partially hydrogenated oils; 84% of these products listed “0 grams” of trans fat per serving, potentially leading consumers to underestimate their trans fat consumption. Government efforts to eliminate partially hydrogenated oils from packaged foods will substantially reduce exposure to this known cardiovascular disease risk factor.
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- SourceUrl: http://www.cdc.gov/pcd/issues/2014/14_0161.htm
- Syndication ID: 11429
- Language: English
- Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- Date Syndication Captured: Monday, May 23, 2016 at 10:47 PM
- Date Syndication Updated: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at 01:16 AM
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