US food authorities move to ban transfats

Experts say prohibiting artificial transfats in food could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths a year.

    US food authorities have taken the first step towards banning artificial transfats, substances that are found in processed foods.

    They say it is a move that could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths a year.

    Al Jazeera's John Hendren reports from Chicago.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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