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Video: American Blood Trans Fat Levels [halved In A Decade]
2023 Author: Abraham Higgins | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-30 04:59
American blood trans fat levels [halved in a decade]
American blood levels of trans fats have more than halved in a decade. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that this figure fell 58 percent between 2000 and 2009. Increased consumption of trans fats increases the risk of atherosclerosis, coronary heart disease, and diabetes.
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American blood levels of trans fats have more than halved in ten years. Such data were obtained in the course of a study conducted by specialists from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the United States (CDC), according to the press service of the department.
In 2006, a directive from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) came into force, which required manufacturers to indicate the trans fat content of food. The CDC estimated the level of unsaturated fat in the blood of 229 volunteers in 2000 and 292 Americans in 2009.
The researchers measured the concentration of trans isomers of oleic, linoleic, palmitic and vaccenic fatty acids. According to the work, over the decade, their content in the blood of Americans has decreased by 63, 49, 49 and 56 percent, respectively. On average, trans fat levels dropped 58 percent.
Commenting on the study's findings, CDC director of the National Center for Environmental Health Christopher Portier said the FDA's efforts to reduce trans fat intake in the United States have been effective.