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How much artificial trans fat is still in our food?

By: Heidi Godman, Executive Editor, Harvard Health Letter I felt guilty. I looked like any other health-conscious customer in the grocery store, perusing Nutrition Facts labels. But I was really there to hunt down a dangerous ingredient on store shelves called artificial trans fat. Itís the worst type of fat in our food supply ó so bad, in fact, that the FDA is essentially banning it in processed food starting in 2018. …

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