A health claim tying low-fat and omega-3 fortified margarine with cholesterol-lowering properties has been approved by the European Food Safety Authority. "The food constituents which are responsible for the claimed effect are unsaturated fatty acids (mixtures of cis-MUFA and/or cis-PUFA), which should replace saturated fatty acids (SFAs) and trans fatty acids (TFAs) in the diet in order to obtain the claimed effect," according to an EFSA panel.

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