How trans fats, just banned, were once touted as the healthy alternative

June 17, 2015 8:22 AM

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There’s a bit in the Woody Allen movie “Sleeper” where the protagonist, suddenly revived after being cryogenically frozen for two centuries, requests a bowl of wheat germ and organic honey for breakfast.

“Ah yes,” a white coat-clad doctor says, a hint of derision in his voice. “Those were the charmed substances that some years ago were thought to contain life preserving properties.”

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