F.D.A. Wants Trans Fats Gone in 3 Years

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The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on trans fats in a big way — one that could save thousands of lives a year.

In a new ruling, the F.D.A. has given the food industry three years to eliminate all artificial trans fats from the food supply.

Although the prevalence of artificial trans fats has significantly reduced in the last decade, the F.D.A. hopes to completely remove them from products — like coffee creamers, packaged pies, and frozen pizzas — in the next three years.

If successful, this ruling could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths from heart disease each year.

Read more: F.D.A. Gives Food Industry 3 Years to Eliminate Trans Fats from The New York Times

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