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Trans Fatty Acids (TFAs)

  • 02 Feb 2024
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Recently, The World Health Organisation (WHO) awarded countries for progress in eliminating industrially produced trans fats for the first time.

  • WHO has awarded its first-ever certificates validating progress in eliminating industrially produced trans fatty acids to five countries- Denmark, Lithuania, Poland, Saudi Arabia, and Thailand.
  • WHO's ambitious target to fully eliminate industrially produced trans-fatty acids (TFAs) from the global food supply by the end of 2023 was not met. However, it proposes a revised new target for the virtual elimination of iTFA globally by 2025.
  • Trans fatty acids (TFAs) or Trans fats are the most harmful type of fats which can have much more adverse effects on the human body than any other dietary constituent.
    • These fats are largely produced artificially but a small amount also occurs naturally.

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