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Yesterday’s news that the Food and Drug Administration plans to ban trans fats was a big deal around the R29 offices. Lower risk of heart disease? Sign us up. But, a lot of us were wondering nervously about which of our favorite indulgences might be affected. Remember, the FDA is moving to end the use of partially hydrogenated oils — the prime source of trans fat — not trans fat itself. Since companies aren't currently obligated to report trans fat content if it's below one gram per serving — regardless of how big that serving is — banning those oils would prevent companies from sneaking in any trans fats at all into our favorite foods.
We did some sleuthing to round up some of the more surprising trans fat offenders. Now, these products likely aren't going to be taken off the shelves — but the companies that manufacture them will need to reformulate the ingredients to no longer contain partially hydrogenated oils. Click through to see if your favorites are on the list.
Maybe we've still got films on the brain from Sunday’s Oscars, but we picked up on some not-so-subtle cinematic references in the ready-to-wear looks debuted during the London fall shows. And — spoiler — they are all pretty much stuck in the 1970s. It makes sense, really. Not only did the spring collections read
hair products promise longer, thicker strands, but the fact
is, anything applied topically can only create the appearance of a thicker mane. If you want
to actually get more volume, you have to make
changes from the inside out. We often overlook diet and health when it comes
to our beauty regimens, but they read