Public health and nutrition advocates fear regulatory inaction has become the norm
- Ingesta de grasas trans; situaciÃ³n en EspaÃ±a. Riobó, Pilar; Breton, Irene // Nutricion Hospitalaria;abr2014, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p704
Current nutritional recommendations include decreasing the intake of trans fatty acids (TFA), since there exists sufficient scientific evidence of its influence to cardiovascular disease. During the last decades, in many European countries the TFA intake has considerably decreased through the...
- Trans fats: implications for health. Derbyshire, Emma // Nursing Standard;9/19/2012, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p51
Trans fats can be found naturally in low levels in some foods, however they are also added to foods to extend their shelf life. Governments in some countries have developed policies to remove these fats because of links with poor health outcomes, however this remains a voluntary process in the...
- Trans Fat Bans: An Overview. Ballaro, Beverly; Sprague, Nancy // Points of View: Trans Fat Bans;3/1/2016, p1
The article focuses on the issues surrounding the trans fat ban in the U.S. Trans fats are produced when liquid vegetable oils are transformed into solid fats. The New York City's Board of Health mandated restaurants under its jurisdiction to phase out the use of artificial trans fat by the...
- Point: Trans Fat Bans are A Healthy Decision for All. Sexton, Jennifer; Newton, Heather // Points of View: Trans Fat Bans;3/1/2016, p2
The article argues in support of the decision to ban trans fat in the U.S. Trans fatty acids are considered as the deadliest food additive in the U.S. diet. Scientific research revealed that trans fats contribute to the development of coronary disease, heart attack, diabetes and cancer. The...
- The need for multisectoral food chain approaches to reduce trans fat consumption in India. Downs, Shauna M.; Singh, Archna; Gupta, Vidhu; Lock, Karen; Ghosh-Jerath, Suparna // BMC Public Health;Jul2015, Vol. 15 Issue 1, p1
Background: The World Health Organization (WHO) recommends virtually eliminating trans fat from the global food supply. Although several high-income countries have successfully reduced trans fat levels in foods, low- and middle-income countries such as India face additional challenges to its...
- BC successfully restricts use of trans fat in food service establishments. Forster-Coull, Lisa; Kendall, Perry // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;10/18/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 15, p1753
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Legislative approaches to tackling the obesity epidemic," by M. J. Eisenberg and colleagues in a 2011 issue, which discusses the restriction of trans fat use in British Columbia food service establishments.
- A sea of salt. Brigden, Malcolm // CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;1/12/2010, Vol. 182 Issue 1, p63
A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Effective Population-Wide Public Health Interventions to Promote Sodium Reduction," by S. Mohan and colleagues in a previous issue.
- Lawmaker says he'll bring back trans-fat ban. Johnson, Carla K. // Chicago Citizen - South Suburban Edition;6/15/2011, Vol. 30 Issue 32, p5
The article offers information on the another attempt of Chicago Democrat and Representative La Shawn Ford on a legislation banning the use of artificial trans fats in restaurants with the version excepting baked products like doughnuts.
- Lawmaker says he'll bring back trans-fat ban. Johnson, Carla K. // Chicago Citizen - Chatham Southeast Edition;6/15/2011, Vol. 46 Issue 12, p5
The article reports on the aim of Representative La Shawn Ford from Chicago to reintroduce the legislation which bans artificial trans fatty acids from restaurants in Chicago, Illinois.