Category Archives: Hydrogenated Vegetable Oil

Trans Fat Labelling Lowers Intakes

Vegetables oils are a rich source of polyunsaturated fatty acids, and this makes them liquid at room temperature. However, vegetable oils can undergo a process called hydrogenation, whereby under the presence of a catalyst, the fatty acid molecules can be … Continue reading

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Vegetable Spreads Versus Butter

Butter is made by churning milk. In this process the milk fat is agitated and this causes a change in the physical composition of the milk. Milk is an emulsion whereby the fat molecules are suspended in the watery medium … Continue reading

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Cooking With Fats

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Trans Fats and Stroke Risk

Polyunsaturated fats have multiple double bonds in their carbon chains and this makes them liquid oils at room temperature because they have low melting points compared to solid saturated fats. When polyunsaturated fats are hydrogenated during processing, the double bonds … Continue reading

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Let’s Break It Down: Why Are Trans Fats Deadly?

You may have heard of the word trans fats. You may even be aware that they are increasingly being seen as bad for the health. However, few are aware of the insidious and subtle ways that they can alter metabolism … Continue reading

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A Big Bag of Junk: The Metabolic Cost

It is often assumed that science occurs in laboratories and that the use of science is reserved for those with doctorates or specialist training. But in reality science is just the observation of phenomena and the use of these observations … Continue reading

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Hydrogenated Fat And Breast Milk

Hydrogenation is the process by which hydrogen is reacted with unsaturated fats to convert them to saturated fats. This is advantageous to the food industry as it creates solid oils that can be used in food preparation which are cheaper … Continue reading

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Are trans Fat Intakes Declining?

Evidence supports a role for trans fatty acids in the development of disease. In particular, synthetic 18 carbon trans fats found in products containing hydrogenated vegetable oil are thought to cause an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. Intakes of synthetic … Continue reading

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Sudden Infant Death And GLA

Sudden infant death syndrome SIDS is not fully understood. A number of theories have been presented to explain this unfortunate and devastating event, some of which involve nutritional mechanisms. In 1980, a theory was presented by Johnson and his coworkers … Continue reading

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Lipid Studies: Deliberate Obfuscation

The theory that dietary lipids including cholesterol and saturated fat are causative factors in the development of atherosclerosis is a widely held belief. This viewpoint is based on supposed evidence from the scientific literature. However, studies used as evidence for … Continue reading

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