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Turkish Internal Medicine Specialist Prof. Dr. “Trans fats found in many prepared foods cause deaths from cardiovascular disease, while they also increase the incidence of many diseases, from diabetes to infertility,” said.

Canola, soy, sunflower, cotton, saffron, such as vegetable liquid oils as a result of the addition and heating of hydrogen ‘trans fats’ is known as a dangerous type of oil. It is cheap, easy to use and can be left intact for a long time. ”Because of these advantages, it is widely used in ready-made Foods,” said Professor, a Turkish Internal Medicine Specialist Dr. in Antalya explained what to know about trans fats, a Turkish public health problem:

How does it affect our health?

Trans fats are fats that extend the life of food and shorten the life of those who use them. Saturated and trans fats stimulate cholesterol production in the body. Like every processed, packaged, refined, unnatural food, trans fats are also harmful. It is unnecessary for the body and has no positive effect. These fats easily adhere to the liver and vascular system, leading to liver lubrication and vascular diseases. Trans fats, which have a toxic effect, prepare the ground for diabetes with insulin resistance, increase cholesterol and triglycerides. It causes the appearance of harmful free radicals in the body and is carcinogenic.

What diseases does it cause?

Trans fats are defined as a toxic substance that can lead to all deadly chronic diseases. Cancer, obesity, diabetes, coronary heart disease, heart failure, Parkinson’s, dementia, liver fat-cirrhosis, infertility, low birth and major depression are the main diseases.

What products are available?

Trans fats are often used in fries with potatoes, chicken and vegetables in fast-food restaurants. 90 percent of cookies and 80 percent of frozen foods contain trans fat. Almost all packaged, ready-made foods contain trans fat. Pastry products such as breads, bagels, canned goods, waffles, crackers, chips, cakes and cakes also contain plenty of trans fat.

What should we look out for?

Ready-made food labels should be carefully followed. phrases such as hydrogenated oil, hydrogenated vegetable oil, digyceride, monoglyceride are often included on labels to hide trans fats. Foods containing these phrases should be strictly avoided. In Turkey, since 2007, if 100 grams of total fat in the product has less than 1 gram of trans fat, the product is labeled as trans fat free. Attention should be paid to such foods.

Does it lead to heart attacks in teenagers?

In the United States, children and New adults aged 12-20 years are known to consume 20-30 g of trans fat per day, and these amounts are decidedly harmful to health. Consuming such large amounts of Trans fats is cited as the most important cause of heart attacks that occur in the 20s and 30s.

Which oil is safe?

The main oil that can be considered safe in Turkey is cold squeeze extra Virgin olive oil. In addition, organic butter can qualify as healthy. Avoid all refined oils. Oils such as canola, soybean corn, cotton oil are oils that are most likely to be GMOs.


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President of Organ Transplant Center at MedicalPark Hospital Antalya

Turkey's world-renowned organ transplant specialist. Dr. Demirbaş has 104 international publications and 102 national publications.

Physician's Resume:

Born on August 7, 1963 in Çorum, Prof. Dr. Alper Demirbaş has been continuing his work as the President of MedicalPark Antalya Hospital Organ Transplantation Center since 2008.

Prof. who performed the first tissue incompatible kidney transplant in Turkey, the first blood type incompatible kidney transplant, the first kidney-pancreas transplant program and the first cadaveric donor and live donor liver transplant in Antalya. Dr. As of August 2016, Alper Demirbaş has performed 4900 kidney transplants, 500 liver transplants and 95 pancreas transplants.

In addition to being the chairman of 6 national congresses, he has also been an invited speaker at 12 international and 65 national scientific congresses. Dr. Alper Demirbaş was married and the father of 1 girl and 1 boy.


Eczacibasi Medical Award of 2002, Akdeniz University Service Award of 2005, Izder Medical Man of the Year Award of 2006, BÖHAK Medical Man of the Year Award of 2007, Sabah Mediterranean Newspaper Scientist of the Year Award of 2007, ANTIKAD Scientist of the Year Award of 2009, Social Ethics Association Award of 2010, Işık University Medical Man of the Year Award of 2015, VTV Antalya's Brand Value Award of 2015.


Doctor of Medicine Degree Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, General Surgeon Ministry of Health Turkey EKFMG (0-477-343-8), University of Miami School of Medicine Member of Multiple Organ Transplant, ASTS Multiorgan Transplant Scholarship. Lecturer at Kyoto University. Lecturer at University of Essen, Research assistant at the University of Cambridge .

Professional Members:

American Society of Transplant Surgeons, American Transplantation Society Nominated, Middle East and Southern Africa Council Transplantation Society 2007, International Liver Transplantation Association, Turkish Transplantation Association, Turkish Society of Surgery, Turkish Hepatobiliary Surgery Association.


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