Eliminating trans fats is good

Evidence is showing up that the elimination of trans fats is having a positive effect on the health of people in New York City.

New York City enacted a restaurant ban on the fats in 2007 and several counties in the state did the same. Hospital admissions for heart attacks and strokes in those areas declined 6 percent starting three years after the bans, compared with counties without bans. The results translate to 43 fewer heart attacks and strokes per 100,000 people, said lead author Dr. Eric Brandt, a Yale University cardiology fellow.

Eliminating transfats has beneficial effects



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