FDA Recommends Phaseout of Trans Fats

FDA Recommends Phaseout of Trans Fats

November 13, 2013
Trends

Citing findings from the Institute of Medicine that show “no safe level of consumption of artificial trans fats,” the FDA has moved to revoke the “generally recognized as safe” status of partially hydrogenated oils, and eliminate them from foods. The restriction could prevent up to 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 coronary deaths annually, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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