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Partially Hydrogenated Oil

The 3 Ingredients That Are Bad for You -- and Even Worse for Your Kids

Dr. Darria Long Gillespie | Posted 04.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. Darria Long Gillespie

My toddler likes "Blue Cookies" (they're fluorescent blue and likely have nothing remotely natural in them). And she prefers them over my homemade pea...

Big, Fat TRANSgression

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 06.18.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

In other words, the best diet for our health depends, as it ever has, not on replacing trans fat with any one oil from any one nut up any one tree; but on seeing the forest.

5 Things The Girl Scouts Can Do To Step Up Their Food Game

Cathy Erway | Posted 04.04.2014 | Home
Cathy Erway

Might this affect whom the Girl Scouts partner with and how they run their operations? Maybe. Either way, the troops would be better informed about the cookies they're selling (and eating).

Is the U.S. Finally Saying 'Goodbye' to Trans Fats?

Kalyn Weber | Posted 04.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Kalyn Weber

Public health folks are very excited about this new FDA ruling. It's a huge deal in U.S. food policy. But that doesn't mean change happens over night. Until these harmful additives are removed from our food supply, consumers should continue to make informed decisions about choosing healthy fats over harmful ones.

Trans Fat -- On the Way Out

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 01.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

At long last, the Food and Drug Administration has announced its preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oil is no longer "generally recognized as safe" for use in food.

Reasonable Certainty of No Harm?

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 10.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The FDA could easily ban unnecessary ingredients like partially hydrogenated vegetable oil, mycoprotein, Red 3, and BHA. And it could set safe conditions of use on substances like sugar and salt. But the FDA has done nothing about, or has even defended, each of those unsavory substances.

Frying, Lying, and Dying: Why Partially Hydrogenate a Healthy Food Into the Worst Meal in America?

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

You can find a restaurant meal with more calories -- but when it comes to heart health, this is clearly the worst restaurant meal I've seen in 40 years of looking.

The Deadly Fake Fat Lurking In The Supermarket -- Still!

Michael F. Jacobson | Posted 08.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael F. Jacobson

The Center for Science in the Public Interest is renewing its call to the Food and Drug Administration to ban the use of partially hydrogenated oil altogether. In the meantime, here are some trans fat traps that our investigators found on a recent tour of the supermarket.