Trans Fat Consumption Is Down, But We Need to Do Better

Research shows trans fats are bad for your heart and your brain, but there are some simple ways to keep them out of your diet.

Trans fats have made headlines in recent years as studies continue to show the harmful effects of these commonly used ingredients. The good news is that trans fat intake appears to be declining in the U.S. However, a report in the Journal of the American Heart Association also notes that Americans are still consuming too much. Our diets still have too much saturated fat, too, the report states.
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