A Lifelong Fight Against Trans Fats

From the New York Times:

[Dr. Fred Kummerow] became a pioneer of trans-fat research, one of the first scientists to assert a link between heart disease and processed foods.

It would be more than three decades before those findings were widely accepted.

“Cholesterol has nothing to do with heart disease, except if it’s oxidized,” Dr. Kummerow said.

“You can have fine levels of LDL and still be in trouble if a lot of that LDL is oxidized,” Dr. Kummerow said.

“Eggs have all of the nine amino acids you need to build cells, plus important vitamins and minerals,” he said. “It’s crazy to just eat egg whites. Not a good practice at all.”

“What I really want is to see trans fats gone finally,” he said, “and for people to eat better and have a more accurate understanding of what really causes heart disease.”

A Lifelong Fight Against Trans Fats – NYTimes.com

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