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Study Identifies the Worst Fats for Your Heart

To protect your heart, choose butter over margarine: study

(Newser) - If nothing else can get you to cut back on trans fats, maybe the threat of death will do it. Researchers who analyzed 123 observational studies on saturated and trans fats published in the last 30 years found people who consumed a diet high in saturated fats saw no increased... More »

US to Ban Trans Fats

FDA takes first step

(Newser) - The US Food and Drug Administration is announcing today that it will require the food industry to gradually phase out trans fats, saying they are a threat to people's health. The agency is not yet setting a timeline for the phase-out, but it will collect comments for two months... More »

Where to Get 'America's Worst Meal'

Long John Silver's dinner packed with trans fat

(Newser) - Looking to get all your trans fat for the next two weeks—in one meal? Then head to Long John Silver's, where the Big Catch provides 33 grams of the stuff, or 16 times the American Heart Association's recommended daily maximum. The meal, which consists of fried haddock,... More »

Big Apple Healthier Thanks to Trans Fats Ban

Consumption of damaging fat is way down, researchers find

(Newser) - New Yorkers are healthier today thanks to the city's groundbreaking ban on trans fats in restaurant food, according to a new report. Researchers from the city's health department found that diners consumed an average 2.4 fewer grams of trans fat per lunch after the 2008 ban took... More »

Governator Signs Calif. Trans Fat Ban

Nation's first state-wide restrictions hits restaurants in 2010, baked goods in '11

(Newser) - California became the first state to ban trans fats from restaurant and bakery cooking today, the Los Angeles Times reports. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger signed the bill passed last week by the legislature, saying it would help Californians’ health. Some restaurateurs, such as Wolfgang Puck—who had already phased the oils... More »

California Set to Ban Trans Fat

Awaiting the governor's signature

(Newser) - The California legislature yesterday passed a bill banning all trans fats in restaurants and bakeries by 2011. It's now awaiting the signature of Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, who hasn't indicated whether he supports such an action. If passed, the new law would make California the first state to enact such a... More »

Food Police Extend Reach to Canada

Calgary becomes nation's first city to regulate trans fats

(Newser) - America’s war on trans fats has spread to Canada, where tomorrow Calgary will become the first city to regulate their use. Restaurants will be banned from cooking with ingredients or serving foods containing more than 2% trans fat in total fat content. Some restaurants currently offer food with trans... More »

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