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    Why we must reduce consumption of trans fat

Why we must reduce consumption of trans fat

BY ADIE VANESSA OFFIONG While not all fatty acids are dangerous to the health, research has shown that those produced industrially through partial hydrogenation of vegetable oils, more commonly known as trans fats, are one of the leading causes of cardiovascular diseases. To understand trans fat and what it is, imagine you have butter and margarine. While butter is fat from [...]

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    ERA/FoEN: Nigeria needs to work on policies that will promote healthy lifestyle

ERA/FoEN: Nigeria needs to work on policies that will promote healthy lifestyle

The Environmental Rights Action/Friends of the Earth Nigeria (ERA/FoEN) has urged the National Agency for Food Drugs Administration and Control (NAFDAC) to ensure speedy approval of the pre-packaged food, water and ice labelling regulation, 2019 and the fats & oils regulation, 2019. ERA/FoEN is a Nigerian advocacy non-governmental organisation that is dedicated to the defence of human ecosystems and the promotion of [...]

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