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April 17, 2017
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What is not to like about a product which replaces the fat content in previosly named junk food such as potato chips? Apparently quite a bit.
Olestra was first invented in 1968 as a way of increasing an infants intake of fat. This is when they stumbled upon a special chemical
which was actually the hexa, hepta, and octa-esters of fatty acid of sucrose...
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These molecules are so big and fatty, that the body cannot be metabolized by the body by enzymes and bacteria in the intestine, and as a result is not digested or absorbed. Instead of increasing fat intake, this chemical replaced it.
Almost 30 years later, Olestra was finally given approval by the FDA to be used in food, however, with the condition of a warning label indicating the product can induse upset stomach and loose stools, as well as inhibiting the absorption
of vitamins A, D, E and K...
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