Monday, 28 May, 2018

World Health Organization calls for elimination of trans fat in all foods by 2023

UN agency: All countries should rid foods of trans fat WHO Calling for Trans Fats Elimination in all Foods in Five Years
Marlene Weaver | 14 May, 2018, 23:24

The World Health Organization (WHO) aims to eliminate artificial trans fats from the global food supply chain by 2023 in a move to combat cardiovascular disease. Now it wants to rid the world of a hazard linked to chronic illness.

Heart and circulatory disease kills 160,000 people in the United Kingdom each year - with an estimated 2,000 to 3,000 people dying as a result of chronic conditions caused by consuming trans fat, said Prof Capewell.

Speaking at the launch of the REPLACE initiative in Geneva, WHO director-general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said: "WHO calls on governments to use the REPLACE action package to eliminate industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from the food supply".

Officials think it can be done in five years because the work is well underway in many countries.

Heart attacks and strokes fell by more than 6 percent three years after some NY counties banned trans fats, researchers reported last year.

"Action is needed in low- and middle-income countries, where controls of use of industrially-produced trans fats are often weaker, to ensure that the benefits are felt equally around the world", he said.

"World Health Organization is also using this milestone to work with governments, the food industry, academia and civil society to make food systems healthier for future generations, including by eliminating industrially-produced trans fats." said Ghebreyesus.

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It's only been since the 1980s that nutritionists began to recognize that trans fats are as unhealthful as saturated fats, found in meat, butter and cheese. That's when partially hydrogenated oil began to tumble out of favor.

"The first trans fatty food to hit the US market was Crisco shortening, which went on sale in 1911". Food and food-oil manufacturers are working on replacements for the partially hydrogenated oils they've relied on for so many years, and palm, canola, and sunflower oil are widely used. Carbohydrates, sugar, salt, and saturated fats have all gotten a bad rap at some point, but none of them have become true villains in food-not like trans fat has. "Therefore, they are a euphemism for snack and other foods containing them".

But they can have harmful health effects, such as raising levels of LDL cholesterol and increasing risk of heart disease, stroke and type two diabetes.

In the recent history of popular nutrition, trans fat has experienced perhaps the most meteoric rise and precipitous fall from grace of anything in our foods.

Most of the trans fats you're eating are probably made from soy beans.

Decades of studies have consistently shown that trans fats cause coronary artery disease, and some countries have already started to ban them. Global elimination of industrially-produced trans fats can help achieve this goal. FDA officials have not said how much progress has been made or how they will enforce their rule against food makers that don't comply.

WHO Global Ambassador for Non-communicable Diseases, Michael R. Bloomberg, a three-term mayor of NY city and the founder of Bloomberg Philanthropies, said "A comprehensive approach to tobacco control allowed us to make more progress globally over the last decade than nearly anyone thought possible - now, a similar approach to trans fat can help us make that kind of progress against cardiovascular disease, another of the world's leading causes of preventable death".

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