Food For Thought|
May 25th, 2002
David Lawrence Dewey
"Reading provides knowledge...
knowledge leads to answers."
In 1998, the American Heart Association posted on their website at this URL:
( This above URL is no longer valid...
The AHA has changed its' URL for this page, but I have the original page saved )
The new URL for this article is
Reported the statement below in " " concerning trans fatty acids and hydrogenated oils.
( Sorry folks, I cannot provide a direct link to this page. The AHA legal department will not allow me link to this page. You'll have to copy and paste the above URL into your browzer if you want to view the entire page. Amazing how the food lobbyists use their influence even in non-profit organizations. It would be interesting to know if and how much money non profit organizations like the American Heart Association receive from food corporations and or the food lobby group. Food companies do not like my column on hydrogenated oils. )
The AHA reported the following on the old and new page.
"In clinical studies, trans fatty acids or hydrogenated fats tend to raise total blood cholesterol levels. Fatty acids also tend to raise LDL ("bad") cholesterol and lower HDL ("good") cholesterol when used instead of fatty acids or natural oils. These changes may increase the risk of heart disease."
Now on the new page they state that using margarine is better than using butter even though they state the above. Isn't this contradicting their earlier statement?
"The more liquid the margarine (in tub or liquid form), the less hydrogenated it is and the less trans fatty acids it contains."
I'm sorry, its' like saying, even though we know hydrogenated oils/trans fatty acids increase cholesterol, it's okay to consume margaines that contain them. Is there a possibly double standard here?
Make sure you read my column,
"Hydrogenated Oils-Silent Killers"
You'll learn the truth how deadly these oils are.
The above "quoted" material listed is Copyright © 1998 by the American Heart Association, Inc.
Read DL Dewey's column
Hydrogenated Oils - Silent Killers
Learn the truth about these deadly oils in our food supplies
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