Trans fat SUCKS!!!!!!1

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    We should have banned it a long time ago. Trans fat came on the scene just before the rate of ppl getting heart diseases rose. Heart attacks were not common until trans fats were put in our foods to preserve them longer. Trans fats have killed more americans than guns, cars, cigarrettes, or war in the last 50 years. The FDA only requires that food products list the amount they have, and if a serving has under .5g of trans fat, it can be listed as having 0 trans fat.

    Anyone else agree that trans fats are killing people at an amazing rate?
     
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    My first post are original words (ie: summary of molecularbio prof's words)

    Here's an informative site: http://www.bantransfats.com/

    ""By our most conservative estimate, replacement of partially hydrogenated fat in the U.S. diet with natural unhydrogenated vegetable oils would prevent approximately 30,000 premature coronary deaths per year, and epidemiologic evidence suggests this number is closer to 100,000 premature deaths annually.""
     
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    I don't disagree that one should seriously watch the amount of trans fat they eat, but I can't agree with a ban on trans fat. It's a free country, dude.
     
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    The average American doesn't even know what a trans fat is. How are they supposed to watch how much they eat if they don't know what to watch for? Trans fats have killed more than cigarettes, yet we make tobacco companies pay to advertise about how deadly their products are.
     
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    well then maybe schools shoudl be teaching us practical things such as reading, writing, math, along with nutrition rather than be used for social experiments.
     
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    I don't disagree with any of those premises. However, I don't believe that banning bad foods is a function of the federal government. If people want to eat a bunch of trans fats and die 10-30 years early, it's their decision to make. I have no interest in furthering the nanny state.
     
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    Yeah, take em of the market, but we'll all still die someday. No one gets out of here alive.:bangheads
     
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    Nah, those foods don't have to be banned. They can all be made to taste just as good with standard saturated fats. The reason chemists hydrogenate the fats is to lengthen the shelf lives of the food.


    I doubt anyone WANTS to eat trans fats. They don't know that they exist, so they go ahead eating them without knowing it. Just like people didn't know cigs were bad for such a long time.

    I'm all for personal freedoms in everyway, but I'm only for those freedoms if the party is making a consentual decision. If people knew that the food they are eating will take 5-20 years off the time they could enjoy with their families and friends, then I doubt they would make the decision to consume it.
     

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