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November 14, 2012

Reduction of trans-Fatty Acids From Food—Reply

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia (kscanlon@cdc.gov). Dr Dietz is now retired from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

JAMA. 2012;308(18):1858-1859. doi:10.1001/jama.2012.14231

In Reply: The main objectives of our Viewpoint were to summarize the importance of reducing dietary intake of TFAs, highlight progress thus far in reducing consumption of industrially produced TFAs, and provide an estimate of the health benefit of further reducing intake of industrially produced TFAs by eliminating partially hydrogenated oil in food production and preparation. While elimination of partially hydrogenated oil can be achieved through either voluntary or regulatory strategies, we did not specify an option in our article.