Harvard Heart Letter

FDA deems trans fats unsafe

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Some frozen pizzas and other convenience foods still contain unhealthy trans fats.

These artery-clogging fats may linger in the food supply for a while. Learn how to avoid them.

The worst type of fat for the heart—artificial trans fat—may soon be out of our food supply for good. In November, the FDA proposed removing trans fats from the list of additives "generally recognized as safe." If the rule is finalized, food companies will no longer be allowed to add trans fats to their products.

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