WHO Says Trans Fats Must Be Banned Globally

Ngebray.com,- The World Health Organization (WHO) has released a plan to help countries wipe out trans fats from the global food supply in the next five years. The U.N health agency said eliminating trans fats is critical to preventing deaths worldwide. WHO estimates that eating trans fats leads to the deaths of more than 500,000 people every year.

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Trans fat is commonly found in baked and processed foods. They’re unhealthy substances that are created when hydrogen is added to vegetable oil to make it solid. Health experts say they can be replaced with canola oil or other products. Officials think eliminating trans fats can be done in five years because it’s well underway in many countries.

The U.S. more than 40 other higher-income countries have been working on ridding trans fat.  The WHO is now pushing middle- and lower-income countries to pick up the fight.