Trans fat

Alexes Garcia makes cinnamon rolls for student's lunch in the kitchen at Kepner Middle School in Denver. The rolls are made using apple sauce instead of trans fats. (AP Photo/Ed Andrieski, File)

FDA to ban artery-clogging trans fats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Heart-clogging trans fats have been slowly disappearing from grocery aisles and restaurant menus in the last decade. Now, the Food and Drug Administration is finishing the job. The FDA planned to announce […]


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FDA to ban artery-clogging trans fats

The FDA 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. Penny and Phil discussed trans fats and the effects […]


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Next NYC health campaign: too-loud earphones

NEW YORK (AP) — Add cranked-up earphones to the list of health dangers Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration wants New Yorkers to avoid.


Los Angeles council endorses meatless Mondays

LOS ANGELES (AP) – Healthier eating advocates have persuaded Los Angeles leaders to endorse meatless Mondays. The City Council that had earlier declared war on trans-fats and fast-food restaurants voted 14-0 on Friday to adopt […]


Kids' cholesterol down; fewer trans fats cited

(AP) – Finally some good news about cholesterol and kids: A big government study shows that in the past decade, the proportion of children who have high cholesterol has fallen. The results are surprising, given […]



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