In recent years, the danger of hydrogenated oils has come to light, resulting in a shift away from products such as margarine. Find a recent article in the Capella library or on the Internet on trans fats and address the following in your discussion post:

  • Summarize the main point of the article.
  • Consider what you have learned about the scientific method in your Visualizing Human Biologytext. Then, answer the following:
    • Do you think the article presents sufficient scientific evidence to support its claims? Why or why not?
    • How might you design a study to check the facts, if you had to do it? (Remember the stages of the scientific method from the text).
    • Do you consider the source to be reliable? Why or why not?
  • State whether, based on your research, manufactured trans fats should be banned. Why or why not?
  • Provide the article citation in APA format, which includes the title, author, date, and URL, if from the Internet.

Prior to posting, read the Discussion Participation Guidelines to ensure you have met the expectations for the discussion. Unless otherwise specified, this is the expectation in all discussions within this course.

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