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Originally posted by MrMedic
The point is not whether or not they are unhealthy, but do we really need government to dictate and then legislate what we eat.
What's next? Will our food have to carry a special seal to be legal to serve? Very dangerous territory in my opinion.
What does being a paramedic have to do with knowledge of trans fats? If you were a nutritionist I'd understand bringing up your profession.
I’m not sure if you guys know what the deal is with trans fat.
Wikipedia, Trans Fat: Most trans fats are industrially created as a side effect of partial hydrogenation of plant oils — a process developed in the early 1900s and first commercialized as Crisco in 1911. Partial hydrogenation changes a fat's molecular structure (raising its melting point and reducing rancidity) but this process also results in a proportion of the changed fat becoming trans fat.
Unlike other fats, trans fats are neither required nor beneficial for health.
[further] Eating trans fat increases the risk of coronary heart disease
For these reasons, health authorities worldwide recommend that consumption of trans fat be reduced to trace amounts.
Originally posted by MrMedicWith a deep understanding and education of the human body and pathology I feel I have just a smigeon more credibilty in this area than Joe Shmoe. Hope that answers your question.
Originally posted by grimreaper797
How about this oracle. Before you pick up that McDonalds burger, you ask for the information on that burger like whats in it and what that means. If you can't get it, then don't eat the food.
by Sir Oracle
So, MrMedic, what is it that industrially produced trans fat does to benefit the human body?