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Trans Fat Bans May Be Good for the Heart

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Trans Fat Bans May Be Good for the Heart

Some cities around the U.S. are restricting the amount of trans fats allowed in restaurant food – chief among them is New York City.

The goal of the guidance is to lower the level of bad cholesterol – or LDL – in a person’s blood, as it can increase the risk for cardiovascular disease and diabetes. After going into effect in 2006, the New York City restriction is seeing some positive results of the effort, according to a new research analysis. In fact, participants who dined out four or more times weekly saw LDL levels decline by 61 percent. There is even more over at The New York Times.