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Killer fats to be banned within three years

17 June 2015

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The Obama administration is waging a war on killer fats that kill thousands of Americans every year. The Food and Drug Administration wants to ban food companies using artificial unsaturated fats within the next three years, as they are considered to be a serious health threat. These fats produce an increase in cholesterol and they are the cause of heart disease and heart attacks.

The nationwide announcement follows what has already happened in the city of New York, established in 2006 under the administration of Michael Bloomberg, and the same decision in California in 2008. "The action of the FDA on all sources of hydrogenated fats shows that its main job is the health and well-being of all Americans." said Stephen Ostroff, number two of the agency that oversees the regulation of all food and medicine. "This measure will contribute to reduce coronary heart disease and prevent thousands of heart attacks each year."

Source: ANSA