Editorial: Praising Trans Fats - March 2007
As my high school history teacher father once told me, “If you find yourself in the majority, it’s time to consider switching sides.” I am not advocating increased trans fat use (with a possible exception below); however, the trans fat issue has brought an onslaught of press portraying food companies as unresponsive to both consumers and scientific evidence. I find this beyond irritating. Permit me a few “editorial” comments.
Oh, yes, what is that “good for you” trans fat? It is CLA (conjugated linoleic acid), an antioxidant that may possess benefits such as having a positive role in controlling weight.