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FDA Bans Trans Fat in Foods to Save Thousands of Lives

Food manufacturers will have three years to phase out foods.

In an effort to save thousands of lives each year, The Food and Drug Administration has announced a ban on trans fat in food, according to USA Today

Food manufacturers will have three years to phase out partially hydrogenated oils—one of the primary sources of artificially manufactured fats in processed foods like frozen pizzas, pies, cookies etc.—which the FDA has deemed unsafe for human consumption. 

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“Doctors estimate that eradicating trans fats would prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths from heart attacks per year,” cardiologist Suzanne Steinbaum, director of women's heart health at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York, told USA Today.

This is a huge move for the FDA—one that will make it easier for all of us to eat healthier. 

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