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Last week, ScientificAmerican.com reported on the resurrection of olestra—a chemical once touted as the great fat alt in chips and crackers that tumbled when it turned out that it triggered gastrointestinal problems in those who chomped products containing it. The new use of olestra's chemical cousins had nothing to do with food but rather with making ecofriendly paints and lubricants.
At the time, scientists for Procter & Gamble, which makes olestra, weren't available to dish on the new olestra-like chemicals. But since then, we've had a chance to chat with them and find out a bit more info about the new line of chemicals dubbed Sefose.
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