trans fat

A few reasons to scan nutrition labels carefully.
The low-fat craze has ebbed somewhat in recent years as other nutrients -- primarily carbohydrates and, in particular, sugars -- have become the new villains of the diet scene. But many foods are still marketed with the claim that they are "fat free" or "low fat."
Instead of focusing on what not to eat, this study is about encouraging foods we should eat.
Now, in this climate of regulation, some states want to ban an herbal remedy called Kratom (botanical name Mitragyna speciosa), which is taken regularly by millions of people.
Under FDA rules, the amount of trans fats in a food has to be declared on its label. However, many consumers may be eating
The analysis of Americans' diets shows just how important the campaign against trans fat has been to the public's health -- especially that of low-income Americans -- and why FDA needs to bring it home.
People may be consuming more trans fat than they think, as a result of misleading food labels, according to a study from
Can the type of food we eat cause fat to accumulate preferentially in the belly? Do diet choices affect how much muscle we build? It's an important matter, because belly fat isn't just an esthetic issue.
Public health folks are very excited about this new FDA ruling. It's a huge deal in U.S. food policy. But that doesn't mean change happens over night. Until these harmful additives are removed from our food supply, consumers should continue to make informed decisions about choosing healthy fats over harmful ones.
Americans are also increasingly placing a higher value on products with fewer ingredients. They "want to understand all the
Recently, the FDA issued a ban on all trans fats, deeming them unsafe for human consumption, and it's about time! For more than 20 years, the science has shown these fake FrankenFats to be hazardous to our health. Thankfully, the government has finally caught on.