Neil Mermelstein

Neil H. Mermelstein

Food LabelAccording to an old nursery rhyme, Jack Sprat could eat no fat, so he probably didn’t care whether the food he ate contained trans fat. However, his wife, who could eat no lean, should have been concerned since consumption of trans fat is linked to an increased risk of coronary heart disease. According to the Institute of Medicine, trans fat provides no known health benefit and there is no safe level of consumption.

The FDA defines trans fat as the sum of all unsaturated fatty acids that co…

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IFT Fellow
Editor Emeritus of Food Technology
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Neil Mermelstein