“The Food and Drug Administration movedThursday to virtually eliminate trans fat, an artificially created artery-clogging substance, from Americans’ diets…Trans fats are used mostly for texture and stability — they allow products to have a longer shelf life, preserve flavor, give flakiness to crusts and biscuits and keep peanut butter from separating. The FDA believes that further reduction in the amount of trans fat in Americans’ diets could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths a year.”
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