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30 January

Brazil refuses to use transfats in food

Brazil refuses to use transfats in food

Anvisa, Brazilian National Health Agency, has banned transfats in food. We are talking about partially hydrogenated or artificially synthesized fats, the correspondent of tvbrics.com reports with reference to RIA Novosti.

Usually transfats are used in bakery and culinary products, such as cookies and cakes, as well as in frozen dough and pizza. They, according to scientists, increase the level of "bad" cholesterol (low-density lipoproteins (LDL) in blood, provoke cardiovascular diseases and even cancer. The use of harmful ingredients will be banned until 2023. The measure will affect not only domestic but also imported food products.

The World Health Organization recommended avoiding artificially synthesized ingredients 20 years ago. Since then, the use of transfats in food was restricted in 49 countries. These include Chile, Argentina, Canada, and most EU countries. Now Brazil focuses on healthy nutrition.

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