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Trans fat is found in many processed foods, but not printed in the label

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By NKKhoo

Trans fat has been linked to an increased risk of coronary heart disease, in which plaque builds up inside the arteries and may cause a heart attack. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that a further reduction of trans fat in the food supply can prevent an additional 7,000 deaths from heart disease each year and up to 20,000 heart attacks each year in USA.

Trans fats also impair the memory found in a latest study, How Trans Fat Eats Away at Your Memory.

Trans fat can still be found in such processed foods as:

crackers, cookies, cakes, frozen pies and other baked goods snack foods (such as microwave popcorn) frozen pizza vegetable shortenings and stick margarines coffee creamers refrigerated dough products (such as biscuits and cinnamon rolls) ready-to-use frostings

Trans fat is concealed from the consumers’ knowledge with different names.

> Zero trans fat label does not mean no trans fat in the food. The food producers are allowed to round down 0.5 grams and below trans fat per serving to 0.

> Non-dairy creamer is labelled profoundly.

> Partially hydrogenated oil is another jargon used to hide trans […]