The Perfect Solution: How Trans Fats Became the Healthy Replacement for Saturated Fats

@article{Schleifer2012ThePS,
  title={The Perfect Solution: How Trans Fats Became the Healthy Replacement for Saturated Fats},
  author={D. Schleifer},
  journal={Technology and Culture},
  year={2012},
  volume={53},
  pages={119 - 94}
}
  • D. Schleifer
  • Published 2012
  • Engineering, Medicine
  • Technology and Culture
  • Trans fats became part of the American food system due to a complex interplay among activism, industrial technology, and nutritional science. Some manufacturers began using partially hydrogenated oils, which contain trans fats, in the early twentieth century. Medical authorities began framing saturated fats as unhealthy in the 1950s. In the 1980s, activist organizations, including the Center for Science in the Public Interest, condemned food corporations’ use of saturated fats and endorsed… CONTINUE READING
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