What about the cheese?
“Trim the (Trans) Fat” (September 2004) was most informative in that it revealed the many sources of these fats. Among the items mentioned were processed cheese and skim or low-fat milk (if powdered milk is added back in). Does this mean that the popular “American cheese” is made with trans fat? Help!
—D. Almay, New Providence, New Jersey
The cheese you write of may contain trans fat. The key is to check food labels. If you see the words partially hydrogenated vegetable oil on the ingredients list, you can bet that the cheese has trans fat. Fortunately, in January 2006, food manufacturers will be legally required to list how much trans fat is in their products.
Stop the spinning—naturally
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—Joanne Loffredo, New York
When loss is good
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—Lynn C., via e-mail