Comments to WHO on their Draft Review and Update of Current WHO Guidelines on Saturated Fatty-Acids and Trans-Fatty Acid Consumption

IFT submitted comments on WHO on their Draft Review and Update of Current WHO Guidelines on Saturated Fatty-Acids and Trans-Fatty Acid Consumption. IFT emphasized further work is needed to understand both the positive and negative contributions of various fatty acids. IFT also emphasized WHO should recognize the importance of food science and technology components to more effectively establish realistic and feasible guidelines on fatty acids the general population can practically and financially adhere to. For trans-fatty acid consumption specifically, IFT recommended future research examine the scientific and technological opportunities and obstacles to further reduce or eliminate trans-fatty acids in the food supply, particularly in dairy and meat products.

March 16, 2012

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