November 2003 Issue

Stocking A Trans-Free Pantry: A Laudable Goal For A Healthier Heart

For all the bad press trans fatty acids are getting these days, there’s actually some good news: Americans are ingesting less of them. According to University of Minnesota researchers, there’s been a 24% decline among men, for example, from 8.4 grams daily in the early 1980’s to 6.4 grams nearly 20 years later. But the good news stops there, as there’s nothing redeeming about eating any amount of trans fats.

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