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TRANS Fatty Acids

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TRANS Fatty Acids
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Trans fatty acids (TFAs) have been used for many years to impart desirable physical characteristics to fats and fat blends used in food manufacturing. However, clinical trials and epidemiological studies conducted over the last thirty years have shown that TFAs can increase "bad" cholesterol levels in the blood while reducing "good" cholesterol. Accordingly, they are also linked with increased risks of coronary heart disease, thrombosis and strokes. For this reason, the food industry has been obliged to find alternatives to TFAs, thus enabling it to meet the presumed consumer demand for "low" or "no" trans fats products. The issue is becoming more and more pressing. For example, US labelling regulations now require that food manufacturers state the trans fat content of their products on the packaging. This book provides an overview of trans fatty acids in oils and fats used in food manufacture. Topics covered include: the chemistry and occurrence of TFAs; analytical methods for determining the fatty acid composition including TFAs of foods; processing techniques for reducing, minimising or even avoiding the formation of TFAs; TFA alternatives in food; health and nutrition concerns and legislative aspects. It is directed at chemists and technologists working in edible oils and fats processing and product development; food scientists and technologists; analytical chemists and nutritionists working in the food industry.

Author Biography

Albert J. Dijkstra, Consultant to the Oils and Fats Industry, St Eutrope-de-Born, France Richard J. Hamilton, Emeritus Professor, Liverpool John Moores University, UK Wolf Hamm, Consultant to the Oils and Fats Industry, Harpenden, UK
Release date NZ
December 1st, 2007
Contributors
Edited by Albert J. Dijkstra Edited by Richard J. Hamilton Edited by Wolf Hamm
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
Illustrations (some col.)
Imprint
Wiley-Blackwell (an imprint of John Wiley & Sons Ltd)
Pages
256
Dimensions
183x253x19
ISBN-13
9781405156912
Product ID
3075163

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