Op-Ed: How to protect your heart without sacrificing taste: Eliminate trans fat from your food

December 7, 2021, Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and Dr. Tom Frieden — After victories in eradicating smallpox, certifying most of the world polio free and developing COVID-19 vaccines in record time, we are on the cusp – for the first time – of turning the tide on a major noninfectious global public health risk.

Consumption of industrially produced trans fat, a toxic chemical compound found in many processed foods, has prematurely killed up to half a million people worldwide each year from coronary heart disease. Many more live with the debilitating effects of heart attacks.

The avoidable health and social impacts of these noncommunicable diseases are immense. But they are also eminently avoidable.

Read the full article here at USA Today.

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