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Letter to the editor: reply to Destaillats, interesterified fats to replace trans fat

Kalyana Sundram1*, Tilakavati Karupaiah2 and KC Hayes3

Author Affiliations

1 Food Technology & Nutrition Research Unit, Malaysian Palm Oil Board, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2 Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, National University of Malaysia, Malaysia

3 Foster Biomedical Research Lab, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA, USA

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Nutrition & Metabolism 2007, 4:13  doi:10.1186/1743-7075-4-13

Published: 14 May 2007


Although more sophisticated ways exist to analyze TG-MS than that applied in our study, the approach was able to identify the TG species sufficiently to emphasize the importance of TG structure. The criticism that differences in dietary fat saturation alone would explain the lipoprotein response across diets is not supported by careful scrutiny of the facts. Nor does fat saturation per se address the observed impact that fat structure had on insulin/glucose metabolism.