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Old 10-23-2006, 06:50 PM   #1
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Trans fat adds more pounds than other fat, research indicates

http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/...transfat_x.htm

Now you know unless they change their mind in a couple of years.

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Old 10-23-2006, 06:59 PM   #2
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Another link!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Again, this is nothing new! This has been a known fact for quite some time.
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Old 10-23-2006, 07:01 PM   #3
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It's always a warning flag to me when an article like this says MAY contribute...

To me that means, "We can't prove anything but we think it's possible".

Unfortunately, most folks read an article like this and take it as gospel. Then, even after a real study disproves the original statement, people will continue to use it as a guide to their eating habits, "just to be safe." It's an extension of the "When in doubt, throw it out" philosophy.
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Old 10-23-2006, 07:04 PM   #4
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http://www.usatoday.com/news/health/...transfat_x.htm

Now you know unless they change their mind in a couple of years.

From the article:

In other words, a woman who was consuming 6% of calories from trans fat would be 12 pounds heavier after eight years than a person eating no trans fat.

Could it be, though, that those who ate more trans fatty foods tended to have other habits that lead to packing on the weight? Without seeing how the researchers reached this "conclusion," I think some skepticism is not unreasonable.

BTW, I'm not defending trans fat; in fact, I'm all for eliminating it totally. It is nothing more than a a manufacturing move that has had unintended but serious health consequences.
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Old 10-23-2006, 08:37 PM   #5
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It isn't the weight gain--it's the artery clogging. It should be eliminated.
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