Trans fat labels could damage dairy's image

10/11/2006 | Reuters

The professor who proved artificial trans fats raise bad cholesterol is now suggesting that food labels distinguish between artificial and natural trans fats to avoid turning customers away from such products. "The risk is that if you label a dairy product as having a substantial amount of trans fat -- and that can be 4% of total fat for example -- then people would think that dairy [products] and milk is bad and this is a misconception," the researcher said.

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