Trans fats should be taken off the list of additives “generally recognized as safe,” according to an FDA proposal. Found in partially hydrogenated vegetable oils, these fats raise levels of unhealthy fats in the blood, contributing to heart disease. Most companies have already removed trans fats from their products, but they still lurk in many processed foods, including cookies and other baked treats, frozen pizza, and microwave popcorn.
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