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In New York City, Trans Fat Ban Is Working

Success has spawned similar efforts across the U.S., report finds,,,, MONDAY, July 20 (HealthDay News) -- When the New York City Health Department mandated that city restaurants change their menus to restrict trans fats, known to be a health hazard, the action was greeted with resistan...

MidMichigan Health Cuts Out Trans Fats Beginning March 1

MIDLAND, Mich., Feb. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a unified effort to help address the public health concern of obesity in Michigan, MidMichigan Health will go trans fat free effective March 1. As a result, trans fats will be eliminated from patient meals, cafeteria menus, catering services, v...

Farmers' Trans Fat Solution Efforts Preserve $700 Million Market

U.S. Soybean Growers' Foresight Credited with Industry's Strong Business Performance in Tough Economic Times ST. LOUIS, Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- With the U.S. economy in crisis, it's clear that strong domestic industries are essential, including food and agriculture. When the U.S. Food and Dru...

How natural oils can be hydrogenated without making unhealthy trans fats

RIVERSIDE, Calif. To prolong the shelf life of foods, manufacturers often add hydrogen to natural oils, a process called hydrogenation. But hydrogenation also results in the production of trans fats, which have adverse health effects such as raising bad cholesterol and increasing the risk for c...

AMA Supports Ban of Artificial Trans Fats in Restaurants and Bakeries Nationwide

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to help Americans maintain good health and lower the risk of the nation's number one killer, heart disease, the American Medical Association (AMA) today adopted policy that supports legislation to ban the use of artificial trans fa...

Natural trans fats have health benefits, University of Alberta study shows

Contrary to popular opinion, not all trans fats are bad for you. University of Alberta researcher Flora Wang found that a diet with enriched levels of trans vaccenic acid (VA) a natural animal fat found in dairy and beef products can reduce risk factors associated with heart disease, diabetes...

Bay State Restaurants Still Using Artificial Trans Fat Despite Health Risks

New Test Results Indicate Need for Statewide Phase-out, Says CSPI BOSTON, March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Even though artificial trans fat promotes heart attacks and early deaths, major chains -- including Massachusetts-based Friendly's -- are still serving foods containing partially h...

Sizzler Joins Nationwide Healthy Dining Program; Completes Move to Trans Fat- Free Cooking Oil

New information at HealthyDiningFinder.com helps guests put more sizzle in healthy eating CULVER CITY, Calif., Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Calorie-counting, sodium- watching and cholesterol-avoiding diners have a new option at http://www.HealthyDiningFinder.com . Sizzle...

Damon's Grill Completes Move to Trans Fat-Free Menu

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Oct. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Damon's Grill, as part of a three- prong strategy to provide guests with healthier dining, has removed all artificial trans fats from its menu nationwide. Earlier this year Damon's, which franchises 75 sports-themed restaurants in the United States and ...

Diffusion Pharmaceuticals Announces Results of Phase I Human Trial of Lead Drug Candidate, Trans Sodium Crocetinate (TSC) and Completion of a $4.5 Million Private Placement

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Sept. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Diffusion Pharmaceuticals LLC, a clinical-stage drug development company commercializing first-in-class drugs utilizing a novel mechanism of action that enhances oxygen diffusion, today announced the results of a Phase I safety trial of its lead d...

Artificial Trans Fat Banned in Chain Restaurant in King County

The King County Board of Health on Thursday banned artificial trans fat and required nutrition labeling for menu items in chain restaurants. The ban The measure applies to Seattle and most of its suburbs despite objections from restaurant owners and food-industry officials. Trans fats, pro...

New York Bans Trans Fats in Restaurants

New York on Sunday became the first US city to banish trans fats from its restaurants, but the city is facing an uphill struggle in forcing some eateries to display calorie information on their menus. For the majority of New York's 20,000 restaurants, the transition towards healthier cooki...

Campaign Against Trans Fat Gaining Fruit in US

The campaign started by health authorities in the US nearly three years ago is winning more and more adherents. The Applebees International is the latest to join the trans fat free club. It has announced that it has stopped using oil made of the dangerous fat in its more than 1,800 domesti...

Higher Trans Fat Levels in Blood Associated With Elevated Risk of Heart Disease

Boston, MA -- High consumption of trans fat, found mainly in partially hydrogenated vegetable oils and widely used by the food industry//, has been linked to an increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). New York and Philadelphia have passed measures eliminating its use in restaurants, and ot...

Australian Food Industry Plans to Phase Out Trans Fats

A meeting of food industry representatives in Sydney has come out with the decision to gradually phase out trans fats from their products//. The move follows similar ones followed overseas by other food companies. The industry in Australia is also coming under pressure from the federal governme...

Healthy Potato Chips: A Trans Fat Oil With Health Benefits

For plenty of good reasons, the term “trans fat” leaves a bad taste in the mouths of health-conscious consumers. Typically, trans fatty acids are bad for health, but// scientists at the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture have coaxed out significant health benefits by juggling the molecu...

Ban On Trans Fats Comes Into Effect From July 1

Trans fats are chemically modified fats rich in cholesterol and known to cause heart disease. They are widely used as a substitute for saturated fats in bakery products//, fried foods like chips, salad dressings and other foods since long. Food prepared using trans fats is also believed to have a l...

Use of Trans Fat to Be Banned in New York

Meet organized by the city board of health on 5th Dec ’05. The agenda would be to cut down the use of Trans fat in the commercially prepared foods such as cookies, pastries and// other fast food. Thomas Frieden, the health commissioner said, 'We hope that the board of health will have signifi...

Ban Added Trans Fatty Acids

Food manufacturers should be banned from adding trans fatty acids to any food consumed in Australia, AMA President, Dr Mukesh Haikerwal, said today. // 'The AMA believes the addition of trans fatty acids to food should be phased out completely,' Dr Haikerwal said. 'In the meantime, any f...

Fast food giant KFC to switch to trans fat free menus

The world famous fried chicken fast food restaurant chain KFC Corp., which boasts of over 5,500 outlets globally, has announced that it has reached a firm decision to switch// over to cooking oils which have no trans fats in it. Spokespersons for KFC have announced that all the outlets of KFC will ...

Labeling of Dairy Products with Trans fat labels, Misleading to Consumers

Dairy products naturally contain trans fats and labeling these could mislead consumers giving milk and cheese a bad name, according to an expert on the health effects of fats.// Dutch Professor Ronald Mensink and his colleague proved in 1990 that artificial trans fats raise bad cholesterol lev...

After Smoking, Trans Fats Next on New York’s Hit Lis

Three years following New York’s ban on smoking in restaurants, health officials plan to prohibit artificial trans fatty acids.// On Tuesday the city health department has unveiled a proposal, which will disallow cooks at any of New York’s 24,600 food service establishments from using any ...

Supermarkets Get Strict With Trans Fat Usage

Three of the popular supermarket chains have announced that they would completely avoid the usage of Trans fats in their products.// Trans fat was recently in the news as it increased the risk of obesity and heart diseases. It is also thought to cause cancers among some people. The supermarket ...

Supermarket Chains In UK To Ban The Use Of Trans Fats

Three large supermarkets in UK, namely Tesco, Sainsbury’s, and Asda have decided to remove hydrogenated oil from their products//. The supermarkets have announced deadlines for removing hydrogenated oil, which is the main source of trans fats from all their products. It has been explained tha...

Survey Revels Trans Fats Content on the Higher Side In Fast Food Chains

According to a research commissioned by The Globe and Mail and CTV News it is said that foods sold in Canada contain levels of Trans fats that are among the highest in the world//. These fats result in the clogging of arteries. When surveyed the different outlets of fast foods such as KFC, McDonald...

McDonalds: French Fries, Transparent to more Trans -Fats

French Fries are out of the pan into the fire itself, the burning problem, being the Trans-Fats. MacDonald’s, prompted by recently enforced Government directives to disclose levels of trans fats in packaged foods, chose to use a novel method to test levels of trans fat in french fries.// The tests...

Food labels to include information on trans fats in US

Americans are aware of what too much cholesterol can do to people. High-fat diets cause many patients' problems. More and more Americans are looking at food labels // to know what they consume. Now, new rules on food labeling will make it easier for consumers to avoid trans fats, which plug arte...

Smart Balance Announces 2009 Second Quarter Results

... Smart Balance, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMBL ) is committed to providing superior tasting heart healthier alternatives in every category it enters by avoiding trans fats naturally, balancing fats and/or reducing saturated fats, total fat and cholesterol. The Company's products include Smart Balance(R) Buttery Spr...

Smart Choices Program helps shoppers identify food and beverage choices

...e developed for 19 different product categories, such as beverages, cereals, meats, dairy and snacks. Nutrients to limit: total fat, saturated fat, trans fat, cholesterol, added sugars and sodium Nutrients to encourage: calcium, potassium, fiber, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E Food gro...

Crisco(R) Announces the Crisco Live Smart, Cook Smarter Contest Winners

...ooking, sauteing and baking, Crisco Puritan Canola Oil with Omega-3 DHA is kosher, naturally cholesterol- and sodium-free, contains zero grams trans fat, and has 32mg of DHA per serving. Crisco Puritan Canola Oil with Omega-3 DHA is available nationwide in the oil and marinade section of se...

Parents Concerned About Kids' After-School Snacking Habits

...ingredients like 100 percent real cheese and all white meat chicken, Farm Rich snacks are a great source of calcium and protein and have zero grams of trans fat. A leading brand of the Rich Products Corporation, Farm Rich is based out of Saint Simons Island, Ga. and boasts a successful portfolio of product...

Kaiser Permanente to Provide Calorie, Nutrition Information on Cafeteria Menus

...te cafeterias and vending machines. Offering rBGH-free milk in cafeterias, vending machines and patient meals. Providing 100 percent zero trans fat environment in all California food service by the end of 2009. Find out more about Kaiser Permanente's efforts to promote healt...

Advocates for Health Millennium Development Goals Unite to Demand World Leaders Honor Funding Commitments

... Aids Fonds AIDS-Free World Alianza Nacional de Grupos de Personas que viven con VIH o sida de Guatemala Alianza Nacional de Hombres Gay, trans y Hombres que Tienen Sexo Con Hombres (A-GTH) - Dominican Republic Amigos Siempre Amigos (ASA) - Dominican Republic Asamblea Nacional de ONG's...

Video: Sodexo Takes on Childhood Obesity in School Cafeterias

...fat. The approved snacks will contain no more than 35 percent sugar by weight and can have no more than 230 milligrams of sodium, nor can they contain trans fats. "This agreement builds on Sodexo's ongoing commitment to student well-being," said Lorna Donatone, president of Sodexo School Services....

Smart Balance to Host Webcast/Conference Call on 2009 Second-Quarter Results

... Smart Balance, Inc. (Nasdaq: SMBL ) is committed to providing superior tasting heart healthier alternatives in every category it enters by avoiding trans fats naturally, balancing fats and/or reducing saturated fats, total fat and cholesterol. The Company's products include Smart Balance(R) Buttery Spr...

Bear Naked Introduces All Natural Granola Bars

...e granola. Made with 100 percent ingredients straight from nature and minimally processed, they do not contain any preservatives, artificial flavors, trans fats, cholesterol, hydrogenated oils or high fructose corn syrup. Each convenient, single-serve bar offers positive nutrition. Chocolaty Cherry ...

Food Ingredients Industry Leaders Applaud the Launch of Health ingredients South America

...res provided a unique chance to show professionals the trends and discoveries in the functional ingredients sector. Bunge's theme presentation on "Low trans Low Sat Fats" was an example, and earned us a lot of praise." Suzan Mohamad Nessaif, Commercial Manager of CNI, said the Hi South America Summ...

Omega-3 Fatty Acid Deficiency takes 96,000 Lives Annually in the US

...h highest killer of Americans, responsible for a whopping 72,000 to 96,000 preventable deaths yearly. Omega-3 fatty acid deficiency even beat out high trans fat intake, which is responsible for an estimated 63,000 to 97,000 deaths annually. "The numbers are shocking, especially given that these deaths ar...

OPTIFAST(R) Program Pleases Patients With Innovative, Tasty Full Meal Replacement Bars

...number of people with the tools to succeed. Each OPTIFAST 800 Bar is a nutritionally complete meal replacement, packed with protein and fiber, without trans fat. "The OPTIFAST Program does a tremendous job of providing people with the right amount of medical monitoring, behavior modification, health a...

Finances Trigger American Reluctance to Spend More on Healthier Foods

...soybean oil as very or somewhat healthy. Soybean oil contains zero grams of trans fat, which can often be a deterrent for many consumers at the grocery store...urrently purchase if the food company reformulated the product to eliminate trans fats. New varieties of soybean oil are giving food companies more ways to d...
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