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Banning Trans Fats Won’t Stop Heart Disease

Imagine if you could ban a certain, easily replaceable food component and save thousands of lives as a result. That's the claim of new research that says a ban on trans fats in England could prevent 7,200 deaths between 2015 and 2020. The problem is that industrial trans fats have already virtually disappeared from UK diets.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

This is probably true since their replacements (interesterifed fats) are 20% more effective than trans fats in increasing insulin levels.  Elevated insulin levels are one of the best predictors of future heart disease.  Sometimes the “cure” is worse than the “disease”.

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