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AMA Supports Trans-Fat Bans

just for info:

http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/583389?src=mp&spon=21&uac=104314PT

The AMA said it would move away from a previous, gentler position that advised people to reduce their use and move to healthier fats and oils instead.

“Trans fats have been proven to raise LDL … while lowering HDL … which significantly increases the risk for heart disease,” said AMA board member Dr. Mary Anne McCaffree.

“By supporting a ban on the use of artificial trans fats in restaurants and bakeries, we can help improve the quality of the food Americans eat and may ultimately save lives.”

The group, meeting in Orlando, Florida, said replacing trans fats would prevent up to 100,000 premature deaths each year in the United States alone.

New York City and California banned trans fats in July.

Why did it take this long?

Good news. Hopefully the rest of the world will folow suit. Quickly.

Trans fats are not allowed in England/ UK, as far as i am aware the US is one of the few doing it.

Its about dang time…

Fingers crossed Australia jumps on board with this.

…then again, nobody’s forcing any of us to eat it anyway.