Wednesday, 23 May, 2018

WHO Calls for Global Ban on Trans Fat

Representative image Representative image
Samantha Long | 16 May, 2018, 00:00

Artificial trans fats are unhealthy substances that are created when hydrogen is added to vegetable oil to make it solid, like in the creation of margarine or shortening. The same year the FDA required manufacturers to list trans fat content information on food labels. For the record, Denmark had set an example for other nations by becoming the first to take an initiative of restricting the use of industrially manufactured trans-fats in food supply. "World Health Organization is also using this milestone to work with governments, the food industry, academia and civil society to make food systems healthier for future generations, including by eliminating industrially-produced trans fats". The WHO recommends that no more than 1 percent of a person's calories come from trans fats.

The agency made the announcement on Monday, May 14, as they launched an initiative called REPLACE that will be the goal for all countries looking to get rid of artificial trans fats from their food supply, as CNN reported.

Pixabay/davidzThe World Health Organization called for the elimination of artificial trans fats from all foods, and has outlined a step by step plan to achieve this goal by 2023, about five years from now. "But healthier alternatives can be used that would not affect taste or cost of food", The global health body said in the statement.

In 2015, the Food and Drug Administration said partially hydrogenated oil - the main source of industrially produced trans fats - was no longer "recognized as safe", as it contributes to plaque buildup in arteries. "But in the last three or four years, most big food companies have stopped using trans fats", she said.

Cavs' worst postseason lineup is still seeing significant court time
Why now? Benching Thompson , who played just 17 minutes a game in the second round, worked fine against the Toronto Raptors . James is still the NBA's leading scorer this postseason at 32.7 points per game. "I think that's a good thing to know".

Action is needed in low- and middle-income countries, where controls of use of industrially produced trans fats are often weaker, to ensure that the benefits are felt equally around the world, Ghebreyesus said.

Nutritionist Sujatha Stephen said, "We used to have only saturated and unsaturated fats but nowadays because of the advent of the western foods the use of trans fats is increasing".

But studies gradually revealed that trans fats wreck cholesterol levels in the blood and drive up the risk of heart disease. "In South Asian countries, they have very, very high risk of heart disease and high intakes of trans fats", Dr. Francesco Branca, director of the Nutrition for Health Department at the WHO, emphasized in his statement.

There are also naturally occurring trans fats in some meats and dairy products. Partially hydrogenated oils were first introduced into the food supply in the early 20th century as a replacement for butter. Diets high in trans fats increase heart disease risk by 21% and deaths by 28%.

Recommended

Police praise students for one of the "best senior pranks" they've seen Police praise students for one of the The brick they used even matched the brick of the school, but there was nothing risky about it. Even the Cumberland Police Department , which had to salute the seniors.

20:48Scottish Parliament Votes Against Giving Consent to UK's EU Withdrawal Bill 20:48Scottish Parliament Votes Against Giving Consent to UK's EU Withdrawal Bill He said the government would press ahead with the Bill but suggested it would be open to amending it to reflect Scottish concerns.

Tornado watch issued for area Tornado watch issued for area If you don't have the WHSV Weather app, you can download it in the App Store or Google Play store by searching for WHSV Weather. But that weather radio will still work. "There isn't a lot of time, if a warning is issued you have to have a plan of action".

Legendary Composer Nobuo Uematsu Back On FF7 Remake Legendary Composer Nobuo Uematsu Back On FF7 Remake Although, seems like the producer has convinced the composer to work his magic on the Final Fantasy 7 Remake . Fans who have been eagerly anticipating the FF7 Remake , however, may be disappointed with the release date.

Fortnite 4.2 Delayed: Fortnite Downtime Rescheduled by Epic Games Fortnite 4.2 Delayed: Fortnite Downtime Rescheduled by Epic Games You can see the dance in action in the video above. 'Due to this delay some quests may not function until the build releases. When the new Fortnite update does go live, it will likely mean a meaty update on Mobile and some downtime for servers.

Varanasi flyover collapse: PM, VP condole deaths Varanasi flyover collapse: PM, VP condole deaths Rescue operation being carried out for a man trapped under an under-construction flyover that collapsed in Varanasi on Tuesday. Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has left to meet the victims of Varanasi under-construction flyover collapse incident.

IPL 2018 results and analysis; Kolkata vs Rajasthan IPL 2018 results and analysis; Kolkata vs Rajasthan Rajasthan have been on a roll recently, having beaten Kings XI Punjab , Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai in succession. Kolkata will have to beat RR with a big margin today to ensure KXIP can not topple them over with a better NRR.

OnePlus 6 India launch: OnePlus offers Rs 2000 discount, damage insurance OnePlus 6 India launch: OnePlus offers Rs 2000 discount, damage insurance Interested customers will have to purchase an Amazon e-gift card for OnePlus 6 worth Rs 1,000. OnePlus India has announced the launch offers for its upcoming flagship smartphone OnePlus 6.

Raquel Pennington's Coach Defends Sending Out for Fifth Round Raquel Pennington's Coach Defends Sending Out for Fifth Round At the conclusion of the fourth round Pennington verbally told her corner that she didn't want to continue to fight. She added: "If I truly wanted out of there, I could have turned around and waved off the fight".

Twitter amps up censorship: Hides bad tweets Twitter amps up censorship: Hides bad tweets We're also looking at how accounts are connected to those that violate our rules and how they interact with each other". Abuse reports on conversations dropped by 8 percent, while abuse reports in search dropped by 4 percent.

Girl bit by bear gets dozens of internal, external stiches On Monday, one day after the attack, the department announced it had killed the bear suspected of attacking the girl . Federal and state wildlife officers are using traps in an effort to capture the bear that is now considered unsafe .

Willow Smith says she self-harmed as a child Willow Smith says she self-harmed as a child But you have to pull yourself out of it", Willow added. "Instead, she listened to her explain why she did it and why she stopped". So many of my close friends gone", said Jada . "A lot of people talk about my relationship with Pac and figure that out".

Tom Wolfe, best-selling novelist and journalist, dies at 87 Tom Wolfe, best-selling novelist and journalist, dies at 87 His first book, The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby, arrived in 1965, collecting his early non-fiction essays. In the process, he coined terms that became a part of the culture such as "the Me Decade", Wolfe term for the 1970s.

Ajay Devgn and Ranbir Kapoor come together for Luv Ranjan's next Ajay Devgn and Ranbir Kapoor come together for Luv Ranjan's next A few days back Luv Ranjan appreciated a lot to Ranbir Kapoor and even desired to be working with him in his next film. While Ranbir who has enormous respect for Ajay is looking forward to sharing screen space with Ajay.

Jason Witten has a shocking new team in mind for Dez Bryant Jason Witten has a shocking new team in mind for Dez Bryant He has been called "washed up" since being released by the Cowboys, but those numbers don't look washed up. Bryant, who turns 30 on November 4, has not posted a 1,000-yard season since 2014.