The skinny on the trans fat ban

July 18, 2015

Trans fat consumption is a significant contributor to cardiovascular disease. The FDA has long recognized this and finally decided to gradually eliminate it from our food system by 2018. Until then, any industrially produced trans fats still present in our food system should be avoided, though this can be quite difficult due to confusing and misleading nutritional labels.

Trans fats are perhaps the only compound found in our foods that are unanimously, objectively bad for you. (Almost.)