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    "Iran's ... desire to acquire nuclear weapons"..., 2006-12-10 23:28:56 | Main | a boy named hussein..., 2006-12-11 19:13:00

    food labels:

    some friends had a box of high process cracker chow, take a look at the label, 0 trans fats it sez, look at the ingredient list, 7 or so down there's the partially hydrogenated soybean oil. Ponder. The FDA sez:

    consumers may see a few products that list 0 gram trans fat on the label, while the ingredient list will have "shortening" or "partially hydrogenated vegetable oil" on it. This means the food contains very small amounts (less than 0.5 g) of trans fat per serving.

    If you plan on eating the entire box in one sitting, might be worth checking the label. The numbers are something along the lines of doubling the risk for coronary heart disease for every 2% increase in the energy intake from trans fats. On an 1800 calorie diet that's just 4 grams of the shit a day, compared to the 30g of saturated fat it takes for the same effect. Please pass the leg of mutton.


:: posted by buermann @ 2006-12-11 17:55:38 CST | link





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