Q&A: What are trans fats?

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  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Nov. 8, 2013 3:06 p.m.

    I looked it up. Mayo Clinic website says margarine is better for you than butter.
    I'm sure you can find another website that says just the opposite.
    That's the whole point. Science today isn't black-and-white. Government is making our choices for us.
    If I believe butter is better for me, I'll buy butter. I don't want government telling me how to eat. I can read the research myself and make my own choices.
    It seems like this debate raged in a galaxy far, far away among spirits choosing agency.

  • lket Bluffdale, UT
    Nov. 8, 2013 12:28 p.m.

    wow you dont get the idea about this. it is a man made molecule that is bad for you because your body does not know what to do with it. they used to say smoking was good for you too. silly antigoverment talk is just that.this stuff is bad and invented by the nazis in world war 2. just saiyng negative things all the time helps no one. look it up, and you will understand how bad it is margerine is worse than butter for you. pertussis can kill you. people that dont get shots are spreading this in utah now.

  • JMHO Southern, UT
    Nov. 8, 2013 11:34 a.m.

    "Say No" is right. When we allowed the government to take charge of healthcare, we allowed them to regulate anything related to healthcare.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Nov. 8, 2013 10:09 a.m.

    Look for more Nanny State decisions as government decides what is healthy for us under the guise that they are insuring our health now.

  • Happy Valley Heretic Orem, UT
    Nov. 8, 2013 9:40 a.m.

    I think they should let the free market decide, but force those selling trans fats to identify it clearly to the customer, and put warnings like cigarettes. That way those of us who don't believe it's another conspiracy to make us healthier, can choose to avoid obesity and heart problems. And those who want to smoke cigars while eating from the golden food group can continue to defy sound science by simple calling it junk.

  • Say No to BO Mapleton, UT
    Nov. 8, 2013 8:32 a.m.

    I have a few questions of my own:
    Why is government involved in this?
    How much does it cost to run a program like this?
    How reliable is the science on this? If a new study refutes the old study (like it did with sodium recently) will government allow it back?
    Are the alternatives safe? (Remember the side effects of Cyclamate and Olestra.)

    My point is that unintended consequences creep in, especially when you deal with junk science and government regulations.

  • KDave Moab, UT
    Nov. 8, 2013 8:31 a.m.

    Its nice to know that 7,000 of us a year will now live forever. I hope I am one of the lucky ones.

  • paintandestroy Richmond/Cache, UT
    Nov. 8, 2013 7:04 a.m.

    Saturated fats are the best for you? Is this a typo?