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FDA gets with the evidence, proposes that trans fats are not “safe”

Posted November 08, 2013, 2:21 pm Patrick J. Skerrett, Former Executive Editor, Harvard Health Publications Trans fats, once seen as harmless additives that ended up in everything from Twinkies to French fries, are finally getting the reputation they deserve—bad for health. For years, the FDA has labeled trans fats as “generally recognized as safe.” That term applies to substances added to foods that experts consider safe, and so can be used without testing or…

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