WHO calls for elimination of trans fat by 2023

The World Health Organization called on governments around the world to eliminate the use of trans fats by 2023. The group provided a set of guidelines to help eradicate trans fats from food supplies and said that doing so could save 10 million lives.

In a May 14, 2018 New York Times article, Walter Willett, a professor of epidemiology and nutrition at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health whose research helped determine that trans fats were associated with greater risk of heart disease, applauded the WHO’s move. Willett was also quoted in the Los Angeles Times, explaining that the cost of treating cardiovascular disease is very high compared with the cost of transitioning to healthier fats.

Read The New York Times article: Trans Fats Should be Eliminated Worldwide by 2023, W.H.O. Says

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