Friday, February 10, 2012

Health:  Trans-Fat Blood Levels Plummet After FDA Regulation

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The amount of trans fat in the American bloodstream fell by more than half after the Food and Drug Administration required food manufacturers to label how much of the unhealthful ingredient is in their products, according to a new study.

Blood levels of trans fat declined 58% from 2000 to 2008. FDA began requiring trans-fat labeling in 2003. During the same period several parts of the country — New York most famously — passed laws limiting trans fats in restaurant food and cooking. The makers of processed food also voluntarily replaced trans fats with less harmful oils.

For more, see Trans-Fat Blood Levels Plummet After FDA Food-Labeling Regulation by David Brown, February 8, 2012 at The Washington Post.

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