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  1. New Food Ruling Could Blast Away Trans Fat for Good

    A new measure proposed Thursday would all but eliminate trans fats from the nation’s food supply. This takes things one big step further than the current regulations, which started in 2006 and require food labels to show details on the artery-clogging substance. Trans fats still remain in items like microwave popcorn, desserts and frozen pizza. The agency’s goal, after 60 days of public input, is to declare trans fat sources no longer safe — a definite “challenge,” says the commissioner. But it’s also difficult to ignore that the move could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths from heart disease each year. That’s food for thought.

    Source: New York Times

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