Controversy Over the Trans Fat Ban


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  • Business men have two options- A life full of hot mistresses, Ferrari, first-class air flights and so much money you can drown in it by selling slow killing poison or living a life that is just a little better than the average guy by not selling poison. Guess which one they picked.

  • Trans fats and margarines are pure evil. It has killed millions of Americans causing countless heart attacks, Alzheimer's, Dementia, Cancer and Diabetes over the decades. If you know anyone who has margarine in their house tell them the truth and throw that poison away immediately. And what really anger's me is that since the US is banning trans fats these evil companies are now moving to third world countries spreading their propaganda to make millions more suffer from the diseases that America suffered to for over 5 decades!!!!

  • I have no idea how Dr Greger can read about this stuff so calmly! I would start calm, but by the end I would be screaming! We're talking about saving millions of lives! And government corruption that is killing people through inaction!

  • Although I appreciate this video, I am somewhat conflicted over government taking away personal rights. The government should be as limited as possible. I do agree, however, that if the food industry is using deceptive wording in their labeling, the government should step forward and clarify things for people.

  • Hi, I am looking for information if learning to write with the weaker hand boost brain function but all I can find is a bunch of uncited blogs with annecdodal pieces of information. Is there any proper research in this area? Any information would be appreciated 🙂

  • What really gets you thinking, is how we ban herbs that make you feel good and promote poison like booze and processed crap that will literally kill you… there's a bunch of obese land whales roaming about the country strung out on prescription drugs and McDonald's and it's all kosher in the eyes of our culture… I am fairly certain they want us this way, but I have a hard time believing it is that absurd!

  • "At least we are getting somewhere right? They ARE talking about* it?" At this late date if you waiting for legislature(corporate interest) to catch up with the science Woody and I sing to you 'So long, it's been good to know'd ya!'

  • I need to point out an error in the description. It says, "Ideally how much trans fat should we eat a day? Zero, and the same with saturated fat and cholesterol" Well, zero may be the desired amount of cholesterol and certainly trans-fat, but to suggest that we should eat zero saturated fat is just plain wrong. Fact is, there's a small amount of saturated fat in nearly all foods. For example, nuts are loaded with saturated fats. Does that mean we should eat ZERO nuts? No, of course not. Please correct the description.

  • I know that you are quite busy and in high demand. I tried to find a way to contact you and I read that I should comment a video but besides that personal contact seems very difficult. I am a Muslim. I am also plant based and fully respect and understand the health purposes behind eating this way. My conflict is with the understanding that I believe in God and what He says is what's best, he permits the eating of halal meat and dairy etc. But we also understand that at the time of our prophet sws was only eating meat once a week but was consuming milk, cow, goat, camel etc. I do feel these days regardless of a "halal" label I am hard pressed to agree that we are producing dairy and meat as they did 1400 years ago. I justify Allahs permission for these food items because of the context of this diet based 1400 years ago. Now my question is…do you believe that a diet including animal products even just a hundred years ago is quite different than we see today? Do you think that a diet containing these animal products 1400 years ago could have in fact been a healthy way of eating because of the nature in which the dairy product came and meat with the avoidance of all the chemicals we see today etc? We are ask d to not "forbid" what Allah has permitted. I say it's not forbidding but understanding our dietary needs have changed and it's a matter of adapting to what is healthy now in our times with the understanding that yes maybe a diet with 5% or less animal products maybe can be healthy but it's the consumption in which we see today that is simply deadly. I would appreciate your input.

  • Please don't make the U.S. into any more of a nanny state then it allready is. Education over regulation. Regulation just sufficates society. I want to live in a world where I can make horrible choices, where I can smoke, drink and gullup down a whole bukket of trans fat if I so desire. And if you keep your healthcare system private then my sins don't have to be an infringement on my neighbours wallet. If you have to start making people less free for economic goals then you have to start questioning your economy, not the people.

  • The Obama's wanted to further debilitate the American people with more obesity. Gayrack and Michael Obama belong in a 3rd world prison.

  • I'm American and I love this country, but the government and how our judicial system works is a joke, just take a look at our president. There was a guy sent to life imprisonment for stealing a donut, yet there are crime spree maniacs who get just a few months.

  • I don't see the whole freedom of choice angle some people have on trans fats. Nobody actively wants to eat trans fats. They're not unique in any tangible ways, you can make the same foods with them, or without them.

  • Because Americans are ignorant, I was looking forward to the trans fat ban starting 2018. To my surprise, they’re still on the shelves. I then read the ban was postponed until 2020, or later to give the industry time to catch up. Bottom line, read the label folks.

  • Good point. We can rail at the food industry for it's unhealthy diet, but if you forbade foods we would start screaming about freedom and the right to do with our bodies and lives as we please.
    In the end, the future is in our hands. You are responsible for your own body and only recently have I begun to seriously learn about healthy eating. I'm losing weight, my blood pressure is dropping and I have given up processed food entirety and rarely eat any meat or dairy thanks to this channel and the wealth of information that is on it. The way forward is to keep educating people and letting them decide for themselves how to eat and some will take responsibility for their health and some will not.

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