Olestra: Is it really that bad?. By Sarah Gaynor. Yes. What is Olestra?.
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By Sarah Gaynor
Normal fats are three fatty acids bonded to a glycerol molecule. Olestra uses a sucrose (sugar) molecule joined at esters to six to eight fatty acids, instead. It tastes and feels like a fat, but our bodies don’t even know where to begin to digest it.
Believe what you want to believe, but I won’t be eating Lay’s Light anytime soon…
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Olestra - olestra infohttp://www.cspinet.org/olestra/OLES-M.AVI - anti-olestra commercialhttp://www.cspinet.org/olestra/ - anti-olestra sitehttp://health.howstuffworks.com/question526.htm - how olestra workshttp://health.howstuffworks.com/fat.htm - how fat workshttp://www.olean.com/ - main site
http://observer.guardian.co.uk/uk_news/story/0,6903,1657302,00.html – legal bit
http://www.thes.co.uk/search/story.aspx?story_id=2026307 – recent news on legal bit
http://scientific-misconduct.blogspot.com/search?q=proctor+%26+gamble – legal bit central
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/d/d9/Olestra_stereo_animation.gif - molecule gif
http://www.craigslist.org/about/best/lax/182862349.html -- also very gross
http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/NEWS/NEW00524.html - being approved
http://www.fda.gov/bbs/topics/ANSWERS/2003/ANS01245.html - changing the label
http://cspinet.org/new/200601041.html - Getting sued
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fat - fat info
http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2000/06/23/oleanproducts.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.enquirer.com/editions/2000/06/23/fin_canadian_ban_adds_to.html&h=373&w=600&sz=85&hl=en&start=6&tbnid=FtEqjJTzuA8ToM:&tbnh=84&tbnw=135&prev=/images%3Fq%3Dolestra%2Bproduct%26svnum%3D10%26hl%3Den – News article on falling sales in 2000
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carotenoid - carotenoids
http://www.becomehealthynow.com/article/fats/156/ - problems with olestra