The Plan to Ban Trans Fats

Avoiding_Trans_Fat500,000 people. Enough to fill University of Phoenix Stadium eight times! That’s how many lives the World Health Organization (WHO) believes could be saved every year if the use of trans fats is eliminated. So, WHO is urging governments worldwide to wipe out trans fats from the global food supply within the next five years.

The fats are generally considered by doctors to be bad for your heart and are often found in common fried foods, fast food and many snacks such as cookies, crackers, and microwave popcorn.

Below are a number of links related to this story. Once you’ve had a chance to look a few of them over, we’d love to hear what you think. Is it time to crack down on trans fats, or do you believe people should be allowed to consume whatever they want? Generating thoughtful conversations around the health issues making headlines is another way we are working toward our long-term goal of one day making Arizona the Healthiest State in the Nation!

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