FDA to Phase Out Trans-Fat From Food
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The Food and Drug Administration is cracking down on artificial trans-fats calling them a threat to public health.
Soon, food companies will have to phase them out almost entirely.
Most trans-fats in food come from partially hydrogenated oils. Up until now, the FDA has said these oils were generally recognized as safe for use in human food, but not anymore.
Under the new rule, the FDA would reclassify the oils as food additives.
Meaning companies would need federal approval before including them in food products.
The FDA says the trans-fat ban could prevent as many as 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths from heart disease every year.
If you’re hoping to lose weight you may be better off letting someone else choose your diet plan.
Researchers found people who chose their own diet lost less weight and had more trouble adhering to it.
Dietitians say that’s because people were choosing foods they were already eating and it wasn’t getting them out of their comfort zone.
It also might lead them to overeat.
New research suggests that chocolate may not be bad for your heart.
In a study, researchers found people who ate the most chocolate were the least likely to deal with cardiovascular disease or stroke.
Chocolate consumption was also linked to lower body mass and exercising slightly more.