Heart disease

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Health 01-12-2017

FEDIOL perspective – Hydrogenation in the context of the debate on Trans Fatty Acids (TFA)

FEDIOL supports the introduction of an EU-wide 2% non-ruminant TFA legal limit on fat basis in products intended to the final consumers together with the deletion of the existing full/partial hydrogenation labelling as prescribed by Regulation (EU) No 1169/2011.

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Infographic: ?Familial Hypercholesterolemia
Health 19-03-2015

Familial Hypercholesterolemia

What is FH?

FH is an inherited condition associated with high “bad” cholesterol (low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol or LDL-C) and may predispose a person to premature cardiovascular disease (CVD). People with FH are unable to process the body’s natural supply of cholesterol, leading to very high levels of “bad” cholesterol that can block arteries and lead to a heart attack or stroke.