Phasing out trans fats

(WRIC) — The Federal Department Agriculture will make a final vote next week on whether to get rid of trans fats.

The agency originally proposed in November 2013 to phase out trans fats over time. They’ll make the final decision on Monday.

The change could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths each year.

As for the worst offenders, think baked goods, microwave popcorn and fried foods. Trans fats are also used by restaurants for frying.

However, many large chains have stopped using them.


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