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What Is 18:2 i?

18:2 i is an isomer from Conjugated linoleic acids, CLA 18:2. They contain similar nutrient profiles. With the exception that 18:2 i is found abundant in partially hydrogenated vegetable oils.

Consumption of partially hydrogenated vegetable oils is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease and other non-communicable diseases.

18:2 i is classified as a polyunsaturated conjugated fatty acid.

18:2 i, Not Recognized As Safe

18:2 i is found mostly in partially hydrogenated vegetable oils. Partially-hydrogenated oils are when hydrogen is added to vegetable oil to increase shelf-life and flavor stability of foods. (source đź——)

In 2015, the FDA released its final determination that partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs) are not generally recognized as safe. (source đź——)

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