NYC Regulations Lessens Trans Fat In Fast Food Chains

Effective in 2008 and passed in 2006, New York City had created regulations that prohibits restaurants from serving food that contain a gram or more of trans fat per serving.

"What New York City’s trans fat ban has done is force the removal of unhealthy fats from foods that are eaten on a daily basis by many people," says Alice H. Lichtenstein, the director of the cardiovascular nutrition laboratory at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging.

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