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How does olestra work? | HowStuffWorks

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These extra chains make olestra's molecular structure much different from that of the typical fat molecule. The reason that your body cannot digest olestra is ...

Ingredient Spotlight: Olestra - Calorie Control Council

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The size of the molecule makes it impossible for the body to break it down — similar ... in the incidence or severity of digestive effects between people who ate olestra ... gastrointestinal complaints, it doesn't appear to be from the olestra chips.

Olestra.htm - American University

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Olestra, a fat substitue that provides zero fat to the human body, was approved ... has too many fatty acids, the body's enzyme cannot break down the olestra molecule. ..... PCRM, online, "Olestra Covers Up Problem, but Doesn't Solve It," 1998

The Chemistry of . . . Fat Substitutes | DiscoverMagazine.com

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Mar 1, 2001 ... Recent studies suggest that olestra's side effects aren't so bad, and it might even lead ... There's only one problem: Carrageenan may feel like fat, but it certainly doesn't taste like it. ... the two components, making it too awkward for digestive enzymes to grasp. ... The Human Footprint on Mars is Exp...

As olestra caused anal leakage in some customers, warnings were ...

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Mar 28, 2015 ... Anything else probably doesn't belong in this subreddit and will be ..... It was supposed to prevent your body from digesting up to a third of the ...

Those gut-wrenching Olestra chips from the '90s might have been ...

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Apr 9, 2014 ... Olestra, which was marketed under the brand name Olean, was a ... The molecule has the same taste and mouthfeel as regular fat, but your intestines can' t absorb it. ... at least in one way: it could help rid your body of a dangerous toxin. ... 1998 to $200 million in 2000), doesn't actually help you lose weight.

Label Decoder: Olestra | Healthy Eats – Food Network Healthy ...

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Jul 23, 2010 ... From that day on, I knew chips fried in Olestra weren't all they were ... means that olestra has no calories (since your body doesn't absorb it).

Olestra Label Not Required, F.D.A. Says - The New York Times

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Aug 2, 2003 ... When the F.D.A. approved olestra in 1996, it required companies to ... K had been added because olestra inhibits the body's ability to absorb ...

Olestra: Snack Attack - Safe Food International

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While it tastes like fat, its molecules are too big for the body to digest. So they leave no ... But it doesn't make the company add back any carotenoids. And that's a ...

The Trouble with Fries - The New Yorker

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Mar 5, 2001 ... Our bodies can't absorb triglycerides, so in the digestive process each of the ... Frito-Lay's no-fat Wow! chips are made with an Olestra version of cottonseed oil, .... This doesn't mean we are oblivious of fat levels, of course.

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What About Olestra? - Food Revolution Network

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Mar 24, 2014 ... It just passes through from one end of the digestive tract to the other. ... olestra might well be viewed as an astonishing waste of human, land, food, ... Though it doesn't specifically mention olestra, it seems remarkably apropos:.

The Fat Free Revolution that Gave America Diarrhea - Priceonomics

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May 27, 2016 ... Another said digesting the gummy bears felt like a “violent hurricane… in my lower intestine. ... out of the body, and this led health professionals to worry that olestra would do the ... But that story doesn't necessarily seem right.

Olestra and Vitamin Solubility

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Aug 8, 2004 ... The main artificial fat commercially in use is Olestra. ... To digest natural fats in the body, lipase (an intestinal enzyme that breaks down lipid ...