Olestra

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Published on: June 2, 2013
  • Used as fat substitute in fat-free foods.
  • In 1996 the FDA mandated that all products with Olestra must depict a warning label.
  • In 2003 the FDA removes requirement for a Olestra warning label.
  • Side effects of ingesting Olestra include: abdominal cramping, loose stools and steatorrhea.
  • It inhibits the absorption of vitamins and other nutrients.

Sunflower Oil

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Published on: May 18, 2013
  • Used as a frying oil similar to vegetable oil.
  • Used in cosmetics as a smoothing agent.
  • Used to run in diesel engines when mixed with diesel.
  • It is high in vitamin E.
  • It is low in saturated fats.
  • Used as a skin protectant to retain moisture in the skin.
  • It is high in omega-6 polyunsaturated fatty acids which may cause breast cancer in postmenopausal women and possibly prostate cancer for men.
  • Used in high temperatures yields aldehydes which may be a cause of neurodegenerative diseases.
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