The class action lawsuit against Kraft Foods is titled Red
et al. v. Kraft Foods Inc., Case No. 2:10-cv-01028, and it is in
the United States District Court for the Central District of
California. Key court documents are available as pdfs in the table below.
Scientific Studies and Reviews on Trans Fat
American Heart Association provides basic information about trans
fats on its official website.
negative effects of trans fats and what to do about them" reviews
the health effects of trans
fats and recommends a complete ban. Published by Atherosclerosis,
written by Professor Fred Kummerow of the University of
Fatty Acids and Cardiovascular Disease" provides an in-depth
scientific review of the dangers of eating trans fats. Published by the
New England Journal of Medicine, 2006, by
Mozaffarian of the Harvard School of Public Health.
- In her 2009 editorial for Annals of Internal Medicine,
"Safer Fats for Healthier
Hearts: The Case for
Eliminating Dietary Artificial Trans Fat Intake,"
former director of the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC) Julie Gerberding argues that the FDA should be prepared
all artificial trans fats.
- "Diet, Lifestyle, and
the Risk of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus in
Women" by Frank B. Hu of Harvard's School of Public Health
data from 84,941 female nurses over 16 years
found that consumption of trans fat leads to a higher risk of
developing type 2 diabetes. Published in the New England Journal of
- In "Dietary fats
and prevention of type 2 diabetes," Ulf
Riserus of Uppsala University in Sweden gives an overview of the
literature on the
relationship between types of dietary fat and diabetes risk. Published
in Progress in Lipids Research 2009.
- "A Prospective
Study of Trans-Fatty Acid Levels in
Risk of Prostate Cancer" by Jorge E. Chavarro of Harvard's
of Public Health is a detailed study
the relationship between trans fat in the body and men's risk for
prostate cancer. Published by the journal Cancer Epidemiology,
between Serum trans-Monounsaturated
Acids and Breast Cancer Risk" by Veronique Chajes of the
Roussy Cancer Institute in France finds that higher
levels of trans fat in the bloodstream raise women's risk of breast
cancer. Published in the American Journal of Epidemiology,