Partially hydrogenated oils, which are a major dietary source of trans fat, may soon become unapproved food additives.
Over the past decade, many companies have reduced the amount of trans fat in their products, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that further reducing trans fat could prevent thousands of deaths and heart attacks each year.
“November 5, 2012 (Los Angeles, Calif.) – A new study released today at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions 2012 finds that a daily multivitamin does not reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease. This trial, A Randomized Trial of a Multivitamin (MVM) in the Prevention of Cardiovascular Disease in Men: The Physicians’ Health Study (PHS) II, is the first and only large-scale, long-term clinical trial examining daily multivitamin use and cardiovascular health. PCNA is recommending that health care providers use this study to prove that patients need to stick to simple, proven strategies for heart disease prevention.”
“Estrogens are critical for defining metabolic function in adipose and hepatic tissue and also the possibility that exercise training should be considered a substitute for estrogen replacement therapy in women suffering from impairments in estrogen levels.”