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Public health advocates praise FDA’s plan to end trans fat use
Modern Healthcare

Public health advocates are praising the Food and Drug Administration’s bid to end to the use of trans fats in foods, a move the agency said could significantly reduce deaths from heart disease.

On Thursday, the FDA announced preliminary rules that would phase out the use of partially hydrogenated oils in food, a move some food companies have begun making on their own in recent years.

“While consumption of potentially harmful artificial trans fat has declined over the last two decades in the United States, current intake remains a significant public health concern,” FDA Commissioner Dr. Margaret Hamburg said.