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Zapping food to determine fat content

Guelph - Canadian scientists have developed a novel method to study the structure of edible fats, with help from the U.S. Department of Energy. They aim to see whether ‘unhealthy’ fats can be replaced with ‘healthy’ types.

Saturated fat may not be so bad

Cambridge - A recent analysis of data from studies looking at the link between saturated fats and increased risk for heart disease suggests that the “fat is bad for your heart” line of thinking may not be entirely accurate.

Research: Some polyunsaturated fats worse than saturated fats

Researchers evaluated the effects of replacing saturated fats with polyunsaturated fats from safflower oil. Subjects who used the safflower oil had higher rates of death from all causes and from cardiovascular disease.

Denmark to abolish world's first fat tax

Copenhagen - Denmark intends to abolish the world's first fat tax which was introduced just over a year ago. It also intends to scrap plans to introduce a sugar tax.

Research: Saturated fats are good for you Special

Although we are told to limit saturated fats, this can cause us medical problems. Research shows that saturated fats have beneficial effects. Changing which saturated fats you eat can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease by 25%.

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