Eating Trans Fat

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Fat is a very vital nutrient we need in our bodies, one we cannot live without. With that being said there are good fats and bad fats. Trans fats being one of the worst. This type of fat hides in all different kinds of foods we eat today from cookies, pizzas, to popcorn. “Eating trans-fat raises the level of low-density lipoprotein (LDL or "bad") cholesterol in the blood. An elevated LDL blood cholesterol level can increase your risk of developing cardiovascular disease.” So fortunately for us the FDA has finally took action that will significantly reduce the use Trans fats in the food supply. In an article written on June 16, 2015 by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, states that through the examination of scientific evidence they have…show more content…
Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men, and women in the United States. Not saying this would completely change that, but it could mean a huge difference. Decreasing these fats would prevent thousands of heart attacks and deaths each year. This could also help economically by savings on medical care, but like I said, time will tell on that one. In my opinion I am glad this is finally happening. Even with the three year period, I think more people are becoming aware of these “bad fats.” However, in the article, the FDA also says “It’s important to note that trans-fat will not be completely gone from foods because it occurs naturally in small amounts in meat and dairy products” they also say “even foods labeled with “0” grams trans-fat may contain small amounts (less than one-half a gram per serving) of PHOs.” So always ready labels, these “small” amounts add up over time. In conclusion, this is a major step for public health. The American Heart Association called the new regulations a "historic victory for the nation's health." While I believe that the state and local governments have done a good job trying better educate and increase the awareness of certain fats or foods. Many people have no clue what they are eating, and really just don’t care. I guess you can’t help everyone, but this is a great
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