Inventor of Olestra has died at 83 - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

Inventor of Olestra has died at 83

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - The man who invented Olestra, a fat substitute for Procter and Gamble has died.

Robert Volpenhein died at his home in West Harrison, Indiana at the age of 83.

Volpenhein worked for P&G for 38 years. During his time there, he discovered the enzyme that digests fat. He used this to make the fat substitute Olestra.

Volpenhein was married 62 years and had ten children.

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