"Trans fat removal is one of the most effective methods to reduce the burden of heart disease"

Assoc. Prof. Zeynep Begüm Kalyoncu, a faculty member of nutrition and dietetics department, Atılım University, said that the most parts of the trans fats found in hydrogenated oil and even if there are healthy alternatives of these kinds of fats, trans fats still used in the preparation of baked dough products and fried foods.

In the 25 years following the replacement of trans fats with healthy alternatives, Kalyoncu pointed out that the lives of 17 million people will be saved and underlined that replacing trans fat with healthy alternatives does not change the cost and taste of foods.

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