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Author Topic: Scientist who raised early warnings about trans fats, dies at 102  (Read 562 times)

Rita

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Fred A. Kummerow, a scientist who fought the food industry and prevailing medical practices for decades until his early warnings about the dangers of trans fats were finally vindicated, died May 31 at his home in Urbana, Ill. He was 102.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/obituaries/fred-a-kummerow-scientist-who-raised-early-warnings-about-trans-fats-dies-at-102/2017/06/03/5d33a946-47d6-11e7-bcde-624ad94170ab_story.html?utm_term=.cb6f305a1388

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Re: Scientist who raised early warnings about trans fats, dies at 102
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2017, 01:01:00 PM »
He started publishing papers about the dangers of trans-fats in 1957!  Talk about a strong lobby and government collusion!  His research was pretty straigh forward and compelling. That didn't stop the transition to all the bad oils.  All that lobbying and advertising made these health destroying oils part of the American supermarket and our diet.  We were too foolish to actually think that our FDA would "permit" a product which was unhealthy for us.  Between the bleaching, combining, hydroginating and other chemical processes, the oils we were told to cook and which were used in nearly every packaged food had to be the most unhealthy thing we could eat, all with the blessing of our own government.  Any wonder there is so much heart disease?

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Re: Scientist who raised early warnings about trans fats, dies at 102
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