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Removing industrial trans fat from foods

Mozaffarian D, Stampfer MJ  (2010) BMJ 340:c1826   

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A simple policy that will save lives

As part of a 12 step manifesto to better public health, the UK Faculty of Public Health and Royal Society for Public Health proposed that consumption of trans fatty acids (TFAs) should be virtually eliminated in the United Kingdom by next year. They noted that,

“it has been proven that industrially-produced TFA can damage health,”

“there is no known safe level of consumption,” and

“banning TFA from foods is a relatively easy way to help protect the public.”

Are these arguments sound?