Monday, May 12, 2003

Lawsuit seeks to ban sale of Oreos to children in California

Oreo cookies should be banned from sale to children in California, according to a lawsuit filed by a San Francisco attorney who claims that trans fat -- the stuff that makes the chocolate cookies crisp and their filling creamy -- is so dangerous children shouldn't eat it ... Partially hydrogenated oil is in about 40 percent of the food on grocery store shelves, including most cookies, crackers and microwave popcorn, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture ... But doctors and government researchers believe it ... might be one of the worst ingredients in the American diet ... trans fat is directly associated with heart disease and increases in LDL cholesterol, the kind that can clog arteries ... there is no safe amount of trans fat in the diet ... products marked "low in cholesterol" or "low in saturated fat" might have high levels of trans fat ... Anything that brings people's attention to how dangerous and unhealthy trans fat can be is probably a good idea ... For more >>Full story...

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