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Ummmm…Yay, I guess

According to researchers from the University of Minnesota, fast food chains have “…significantly decreased trans fats in the oils they use to cook food.”

By using the School of Public Health’s Nutrition Coordinating Center’s proprietary database — which catalogs the nutritional values of more than 18,000 foods — researchers looked at trans fat and saturated fat levels in french fries from five major fast food chains: McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s, Jack in the Box and Dairy Queen.

The researchers found that three of the restaurants — McDonald’s, Burger King, and Wendy’s — significantly decreased the trans and saturated fatty acid composition of French fries between 1997 and 2008. For these three restaurants, saturated fats either went down or stayed level. While the remaining two restaurants didn’t show a decrease in trans fats during the time period studied, current nutritional information illustrates that the chains have decreased both trans and saturated fatty acid composition since 2008.

So trans fats in fast foods are down, and it took only… oh, about 11 years to accomplish it.  Bravo!  At this rate, we should expect to see “significant” reductions in the amount of high-fructose corn syrup/sugar and sodium in fast food meals by 2025 – 2030.

Author: elissa

Elissa is a former research associate with the University of California at Davis, and the author/co-author of over a dozen articles published in scientific journals. Currently a freelance writer and researcher, Elissa brings her multidisciplinary education and training to her writing on nutrition and supplements.


  1. They’ll keep sellin what we keep buyin! My dollar is my vote, and it’s a powerful thing.

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  2. Vincent is right. They wont get any of my dollars, but I’m afraid I’m in the minority.

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