Modern research proves that trans fat has no health benefits, and the less intake, the better.
The World Health Organization (WHO) on the 14th called for the gradual elimination of artificial countermeasures from the global processed food system in the next five years. Fat.
Trans fats, also known as trans-fatty acids, have a small amount of natural trans fats in beef, mutton, milk, and their products. The main source of artificial trans fats is partially hydrogenated vegetable oils.
This oil has the advantages of high temperature resistance, non-deterioration, long storage, etc. It is commonly used in fried chicken, French fries, popcorn, biscuits, cakes and other foods.
Because it can extend the shelf life of fried and baked foods, coupled with low costs, artificial trans fats were once considered a breakthrough invention. However, in recent years, more and more medical studies have concluded that trans fats have no health benefits, and the less intake, the better.
The greatest health hazard of trans fat is that will increase the risk of people suffering from cardiovascular diseases, posing a potential threat to public health. WHO estimates that trans fat intake globally causes more than 500,000 deaths from cardiovascular disease.
It is also worth noting that in recent years some medical studies have found that trans fats not only endanger the health of the body but also have an impact on mental health.
A study conducted by the University of California, San Diego in 2012 found that people who eat trans fat-containing foods are more aggressive regardless of age.
A study completed by the University of the State of San Diego in 2015 found that those who consumed more trans fat would have “emotional awareness difficulties”, that is, the level of “clarity” of emotions was low. Conversely, people with less trans fat intake have better control over their emotions.
Regulators in some countries require that trans fat content must be indicated on food packaging, and some countries are gradually blocking trans fats. Denmark is the first country in the world to take measures to restrict the use of trans fats.
The U.S. government requires that, after June 18, 2018, unless approved, processed foods on the US market will no longer allow the addition of hydrogenated vegetable oils.
Sources|Xinhua News Agency
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