Counties in the state of New York, USA, that have introduced restrictions on trans-fatty acids
in restaurants and takeaway outlets have seen significantly fewer admissions for cardiovascular events than counties with no restrictions, according to a study published in JAMA Cardiology recently.
Previous research, which analysed data from four large studies, indicated that a daily intake of trans-fatty acid
of 5g was associated with a 23% increased risk of coronary heart disease.
Reducing or eliminating hydrogenated oil is the key to making margarine and other products with low trans-fatty acids
Unfortunately the trans-fatty acids
are still difficult to detect in the family shop, thanks to the meanderings of the food industry.
The countries like USA, Europe, Scandinavia, Japan etc and even poor countries like Cuba have actively taken preventive effective measures including legislative ones to eliminate Trans-fatty acids
from eatables thus reducing the burden of their related lethal disorders.
Consumption of a solid fat rich in lauric acid results in a more favorable serum lipid profile in healthy men and women than consumption of a solid fat rich in trans-fatty acids
Also during the study period, some local and state health departments began to require restaurants to limit the use of trans-fatty acids
in foods and stepped up awareness campaigns about the health risks associated with such acids.
Specifically, we thought that omega 3 fatty acids would reduce and omega 6 and trans-fatty acids
would increase prostate cancer risk.
Conversely, the study also found that men with the highest blood ratios of trans-fatty acids
- which are linked to inflammation and heart disease and abundant in processed foods that contain partially hydrogenated vegetable oils - had a 50 percent reduction in the risk of high-grade prostate cancer.
Voluntary reduction of trans-fatty acids
in Latin America and the Caribbean: current situation
Indian scientists are addressing the food industry's efforts aimed at reducing or removing trans-fatty acids
The material contains a significant proportion of active phytochemicals, is rich in phospholipids and glycolipids, is free of trans-fatty acids
and is rich in unsaturated fatty acids.