Phantom fat | definition of phantom fat by Medical dictionary
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stealth fat Nutrition
A nonspecific term that has been used for:
(1) A fat (bisphenol A) that does not appear on food nutrition labels and which may impact upon weight gain.
(2) Body fat that accumulates when people underestimate the amount of food that they are eating—e.g., from snacking, bits of leftovers on plates in family meals, various juices and low- (but not no-) calorie foods and beverages.
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"Trans fat labeling will expose the phantom fat
in our food," said Margo G.
Consumers therefore have no means of distinguishing trans fats from heart-healthier monounsaturates and polyunsaturates--leading consumer advocates such as the Center for Science in the Public Interest to label trans fat the "phantom fat
Police spent hundreds of hours hunting the phantom fat
man before seeing through Andrews' lies.