Rules against trans fat work, review finds

04/3/2013 | MedPage Today (free registration)

Regulations against trans fats are "feasible, achievable, and likely to have an effect on public health," but represent just one part of an overall strategy to improve diet and reduce the risk of chronic disease, according to an analysis of study data in the Bulletin of the World Health Organization. Labeling requirements in the U.S. were associated with a 58% reduction in trans fat plasma levels, along with reductions in LDL cholesterol and triglycerides.

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