glyph 322: science, nutrition, chemistry, food ... fats, trans fats, saturated fats, vegetable and animal fats ... enzyme function . cell membranes ... life extension, health, wellness ... disease, causes ... corruption in government and business, collaboration to suppress science ... Ayn Rand: separation of government and economy by constitutional amendment ... Mary Enig, University of Maryland
Now that it is generally recognized that trans fats are dangerous to eat it becomes especially interesting to see how this knowledge came to us, and we might be interested in why it took so long. Ayn Rand once said that there should be a constitutional amendment forever separating government from the economy. Here's why.
"The Oiling of America" by Mary Enig
This biographical information was taken from "Health Risks from Processed Foods and Trans Fats: An interview with Mary Enig, Ph.D." by Richard A. Passwater, Ph.D..
Dr. Mary G. Enig, a nutritionist widely known for her research on the nutritional aspects of fats and oils, is a consultant, clinician, and the Director of the Nutritional Sciences Division of Enig Associates, Inc., Silver Spring, Maryland. She received her PhD in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1984, taught a graduate course in nutrient-drug interactions for the University's Graduate Program in Nutritional Sciences, and held a Faculty Research Associateship from 1984 through 1991 with the Lipids Research Group in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Dr. Enig is a Fellow of the American College of Nutrition, and a member of the American Institute of Nutrition. Her many years of experience as a "bench chemist" in the analysis of food fats and oils, provides a foundation for her active roles in food labeling and composition issues at the federal and state levels. Dr. Enig is a Consulting Editor to the "Journal of the American College of Nutrition" and formerly served as a Contributing Editor to "Clinical Nutrition." She has published 14 scientific papers on the subject of food fats and oils, several chapters on nutrition for books, and presented over 35 scientific papers on food and nutrition topics. She is the President of the Maryland Nutritionists Association, past President of the Coalition of Nutritionists of Maryland and was appointed by the Governor in 1986 to the Maryland State Advisory Council on Nutrition and served as the Chairman of the Health Subcommittee until the Council was disbanded in 1988.
Note: this glyph offers praise for some and directs attention to a source that accuses others of malfeasance. We seek the truth, nothing less, and realize that everything we say is conjecture. We seek conjectures that are potentially refutable (see the work of Karl Popper).
Mon, Jul 17, 2006