Health Highlights: Aug. 29, 2014
Many Foods' 'Trans-Fat-Free' Claims False: Study Joan Rivers 'Resting Comfortably,' Daughter Says
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Many Foods' 'Trans-Fat-Free' Claims False: Study
Many processed foods contain more trans-fats than you might suspect, according to a New York City health department study.
That's because many of the products that claim to be trans-fat-free actually contain some of the unhealthy fats. The researchers examined 4,340 top-selling packaged foods and found that nine percent had trans-fats, NBC News reported.
Of the foods found to have trans-fats, 84 percent said they had 0 grams of the artery-clogging substance, according to the study in the journal Preventing Chronic Disease.
"This labeling is cause for concern because consumers, seeing the 0 g trans-fat on the Nutrition Facts label, are probably unaware that they are consuming trans-fat," wrote Jenifer Clapp, of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, and colleagues, NBC News reported.
Joan Rivers 'Resting Comfortably,' Daughter Says
Joan Rivers' daughter says the 81-year-old comedian is resting comfortably in Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City after being rushed there Thursday.
"I want to thank everyone for the overwhelming love and support for my mother," Melissa Rivers said in a statement released by the hosptial. "She is resting comfortably and is with our family. We ask that you continue to keep her in your thoughts and prayers."
Rivers was taken to the hospital after an emergency call that she was in cardiac arrest, a law enforcement official told ABC News.
The incident occurred while Rivers was having surgery on her vocal cords at an Upper East Side clinic called Yorkville Endoscopy, according to TMZ.