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Letter to the editor: healthy alternatives to trans fats

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Letter to the editor: healthy alternatives to trans fats
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Nutrition & Metabolism, January 2007
DOI 10.1186/1743-7075-4-10
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Frédéric Destaillats, Julie Moulin, Jean-Baptiste Bezelgues


Consumption of trans fats is associated with an increase of cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk. To comply with regulatory policies and public health authorities recommendations, trans fats should be replaced in food products. The study by Sundram et al. (Nutrition & Metabolism 2007, 4:3) reporting the effect on CVD risk factors of interesterified fat (IE) and partially hydrogenated soybean oil (PHSO) compared to palm olein (POL) has been critically analyzed. The study design and in particular the composition of the tested fats was not suitable to properly answer the question raised regarding the effect of alternative ingredients to trans fats on plasma lipids. The observed effects are divergent with predicted data derived from the literature model consolidated using the individual results of 60 randomized clinical trials. The results of the study published by Sundram and co-workers have to be considered with awareness.

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Country Count As %
Unknown 11 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 4 36%
Student > Master 2 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 18%
Student > Postgraduate 1 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 1 9%
Other 1 9%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 36%
Chemistry 4 36%
Sports and Recreations 1 9%
Psychology 1 9%
Engineering 1 9%
Other 0 0%