Friday, April 6, 2007

Major Food Sources of Trans Fat for American Adults


(Average Daily Trans Fat Intake is 5.8 Grams or 2.6 Percent of Calories)

40%
cakes, cookies, crackers, pies, bread, etc.

21%
animal products

17%
margarine

8%
fried potatoes

5%
potato chips, corn chips, popcorn

4%
household shortening

3%
salad dressing

1%
breakfast cereal

1%
candy


Data based on FDA’s economic analysis for the final trans fatty acid labeling rule, "Trans Fatty Acids in Nutrition Labeling, Nutrient Content Claims, and Health Claims" (July 11, 2003)

1 comment:

Lynne Eldridge M.D. said...

Brian,
Thanks so much for posting this breakdown of trans fats. I was speaking last night at Book Passage in Corte Madera. My brother and I have been looking at anything to lower the risk of women in Marin county where the risk of breast cancer is one in four. Since trans fats are correlated with an increased risk of developing breast cancer, this will be very helpful when we are asked questions on where to start with dietary changes.

An article published in "Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Control" revealed that the amount of partially hydrogenated fat in a womean's buttocks predicted her susceptibility to develop breast cancer in the future.

Lynne Eldridge M.D.
Co-Author, "Avoiding Cancer One Day At A Time, Practical Advice for Preventing Cancer"
http://www.avoidcancernow.com