Watch out for fatty food over Lunar New Year: expert
College president, Dr Chan Ngai-yin, on Friday warned people not to over-indulge in puff pastry, egg tarts and butterfly biscuits.
He also says food labels are misleading, and trans-fat may appear to be higher than the label may suggest.
He said trans-fats were even worse for the heart than saturated fats, and could cause a rise in bad cholesterol and a fall in good cholesterol levels.
He said this could increase the risk of heart attacks or strokes.
Earlier this week, the Consumer Council warned that it found excessive amounts of salt in a third of the 100 samples of roasted or braised meat it tested from restaurants and shops.
The watchdog said one roast pork lunch box it sampled had a sodium level that was 20 percent higher than the World Health Organisation’s recommended daily limit.