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Task force takes aim at trans fats

by Meagan Fitzpatrick

In an effort to eliminate trans fats from the diets of Canadians, a government task force has issued recommendations that it says will save lives if implemented. In its final report released Wednesday, the Trans Fat Task Force, co-chaired by Health Canada and the Heart and Stroke Foundation, advised that the amount of trans fats in foods should be regulated by the government. It made the following recommendations:

• for all vegetable oils and soft, spreadable margarines the total tans fat content be limited to two per cent of total fat content
• for all other foods the total trans fat content be limited to five per cent of total fat content.

Read the original article at: CanWest News Service

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