Friday, 19 June 2015

Trans-fats and PHOs

Why in news?

  • The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has announced that it will seek to eliminate majority of partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) from the country’s food supply by 2018. 
  • The decision comes after years of lobbying by health advocates and scientists that artificial oils, commonly called “trans fats”, clog arteries and raise the risk of heart disease.

What are trans-fats, PHOs and what are their impacts?

Source: Times of India

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