New York City may ban ‘hazardous’ trans fats
"New Yorkers are consuming a hazardous, artificial substance without their knowledge or consent,"
- Health Commissioner Thomas Frieden
Health officials want to force the city's 24,000 eateries to drastically slash the levels of trans fat used in kitchens, due to concerns over heart disease
Trans fats, or partially hydrogenated oils, are found in many fast foods, baked goods and processed snacks. They dramatically increase the risk of heart disease – even more so than the saturated fats found in animal products