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16/05/2018

The World Health Organization wants trans fats gone from the global food supply

“It’s a crisis level, and it’s major front in our fight now,” said WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

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The World Health Organization has released a plan to help countries wipe out artery-clogging trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years.

The United Nations agency has in the past pushed to exterminate infectious diseases, but now it’s aiming to erase a hazard linked to chronic illness. In a statement Monday, the UN health agency said eliminating trans fats is critical to preventing deaths worldwide. WHO estimates that eating trans fats — commonly found in baked and processed foods — leads to the deaths of more than 500,000 people from heart disease every year.

Author: Mike Stobbe
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