View Full Version : Trans Fat Lawsuit Against KFC Based on Thin Science

06-16-2006, 08:12 AM
Good news (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,199734,00.html) for fried chicken lovers:

The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) sued fast food purveyor KFC this week claiming the food chain’s use of cooking oil containing trans fats is unhealthy.
Although KFC said the lawsuit was frivolous and plans to fight it in court, it’s not clear that KFC understands how frivolous the lawsuit really is.
In its lawsuit, CSPI asked a Kentucky judge to order KFC to use other types of cooking oils and to make sure customers know how much trans fats KFC’s food contains. CSPI’s lawsuit alleges that trans fats – vegetable oils that have been altered to be firm at room temperature – increase the risk of heart disease.
In announcing that KFC would fight the lawsuit, a company spokesperson said that KFC is looking at using other types of oil for cooking, but it is committed to maintaining “KFC’s unique taste and flavor,” according to the Associated Press.
But there’s no need for KFC to switch cooking oils because the entire trans fat scare is based on junk science. While there are studies that purport to link trans fats with heart disease, when you look at the data and methodology behind the studies, their claims rapidly fall apart.

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06-16-2006, 11:03 AM
Good news (http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,199734,00.html) for fried chicken lovers:

:eating:Thank you! Now dig up a report that shows drinking and smoking are actually healthy and I'll live forever!!!!!!:D

06-17-2006, 09:13 PM