The FDA has just put the kibosh on trans fats in the U.S.: Within three years, food manufacturers will no longer be able to add partially hydrogenated oils (PHO) to processed foods. The overarching goal is to improve the cardiovascular health of the country, since the fats have been linked to heart risk, among other ailments, in the past.
“The FDA’s action on this major source of artificial trans fat demonstrates the agency’s commitment to the heart health of all Americans,” said FDA’s Acting Commissioner Stephen Ostroff in statement. “This action is expected to reduce coronary heart disease and prevent thousands of fatal heart attac...
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