January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1515
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Olestra, the trade name for a synthetic mixture of sucrose and fatty acids that pass through the digestive tract without absorption, is described. The fat replacement has been approved for use in savory snacks. Olestra can interfere with uptake of fat-soluble vitamins, such as A, D, E, and K and may result in loose stools.


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