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Further decline of trans fatty acids levels among US adults between 1999-2000 and 2009-2010

Brandon Restrepo

American Journal of Public Health, 2017, vol. 107, issue 1, 156-158

Abstract: Objectives. To investigate differences in levels of plasma trans fatty acids (TFAs) and a broad set of other markers for cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk in the US adult population between 1999-2000 and 2009-2010. Methods. Using a nationally representative sample of US adults aged 20 years and older from the 1999-2000 and 2009-2010 waves of the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, regression models were estimated to compare levels of TFAs and other markers for CVD risk over time. Results. Significant declines in levels of plasma TFAs and improvements in a variety of other markers for CVD risk were observed in the US adult population. Conclusions. Between the 2 time points, 1999-2000 and 2009-2010, there were substantial decreases in TFA levels and improvements in several other important cardiovascular health indicators in US adults.

Date: 2017
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DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2016.303524

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