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New success in engineering plant oils
... margarine than do temperate oils, but without the trans
fatty acids commonly found in margarine products. Furthermore, engineered oils could be used to produce feedstocks for industrial processes in place of those currently obtained from petrochemicals. Shanklin also suggests that the genetic manipulation...
Compound in dairy products targets diabetes
...of other lipids present in these products, such as trans
fatty acids. Instead, he suggests that in addition to a well-balanced diet, it is advantageous to incorporate CLA as a dietary supplement, or to seek out new products that enrich foods such as butter, margarine and ice cream with CLA. "Adult-onse...
Natural vitamin E tocotrienol reaches blood at protective levels
...reasingly used in prepared foods because it has no trans
fat. In the first study of this form of the nutritional supplement in humans, Ohio State researchers determined that a moderate dose of tocotrienol reached concentrations in human blood plasma that would be more than adequate to protect against ne...
UCLA researchers identify key enzyme linked to childhood blindness
...A, which is converted upon light absorption to all trans
retinaldehyde in a process called photo bleaching....s the rhodopsin insensitive to light until the all trans
retinaldehyde is converted, or "isomerized," back into 11 cis retinaldehyde, which completes the vis...
Scientists ID molecular 'switch' in liver that triggers harmful effects of saturated and trans fats
..., report that the harmful effects of saturated and trans
fats are set in motion by a biochemical switch, or...lacked a detailed explanation of how saturated and trans
fats caused an increase in blood cholesterol and triglycerides, while diets high in unsaturated and ...