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FDA to ban trans fats from processed foods

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Thursday, November 07, 2013

Chicago Tribune: The Food and Drug Administration is trying to eliminate artificially created trans fats that are linked to heart disease from all processed foods.

The move follows a massive effort by food makers and restaurant chains to remove the substance over the last decade, as consumers become more educated about risks and vote for healthier alternatives with their wallets. The FDA has required nutritional labels break out trans fat content since 2006, a regulation that spurred many companies to alter their recipes.

Trans fats, still used in a number of products from margarine and coffee creamer to frozen pizza, are still a big risk for Americans despite lower consumption over the last 20 years. The primary dietary source of trans fats in the American diet come from partially hydrogenated oils.

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