From Mercola's blog:
You may remember an article I wrote a little over a year ago warning against the dangers of olestra and Frito Lay's blatant deception in changing their "Wow" chips to "Light" chips. Now a consumer group is demanding they put warning labels on chips with the dangerous fat substitute.
The group is speaking out after a Massachusetts woman's lawsuit and over 20,000 consumer complaints. After eating the fake fat, she experienced stomach cramps and bathroom ugency. Olestra can also cause:
* Decreased absorption and blood levels of fat soluble nutrients
* Significant gastrointestinal (GI) symptoms, including diarrhea, loose stools and more severe GI effects
* Increased risk of dehydration due to greater water loss through diarrhea
Frito-Lay, however, still claims warning labels aren't needed, one spokesman even referred to them as "extremely safe and well tested." Outrageous! And unfortunately, just one of many fake health foods confusing consumers.