Why You Should Avoid Trans Fats, Other Bad Foods for the Heart

Knowing what foods to avoid can be just as important as eating the right foods for heart health.

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Trans fats have grabbed headlines in recent months, as the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) considers tighter restrictions on the use of these ingredients designed to preserve a products shelf life. The FDA recently reached a preliminary determination that partially hydrogenated oils, which are major sources of trans fats, are not generally safe. That could be the first major step toward removing them from the food supply. If the FDA no longer approves of the use of partially hydrogenated oils, then foods containing those unapproved ingredients cannot be sold legally in the U.S.
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