I read an article, “Science group objects to NYC Trans Fat Ban.”

The group in question (The American Council on Science and Health) stated that getting rid of trans fats would do little to nothing for heart disease risks, considering that trans fats count for less than 2% of the calories people consume. They suggested that people should just be educated about the causes of heart disease and how to reduce it. I agree that it would be a good idea to educate people about how to reduce the risk of heart disease. For instance, I didn’t know that if you drink 1-2 glasses of alcohol a day that you have a lower risk of getting coronary heart disease than non-drinkers.

Although I do agree with educating people on health issues, I think that whatever you can do to make people healthier is good. For this reason, I would still get rid of the trans fats.

They group wonders “what if the trans fats are replaced with saturated fats?” Well, I just wouldn’t replace it with saturated fats then.

PS: Don’t be distracted by trans fats causing heart disease. The three main preventable causes are: cigarette smoking, high blood pressure and unhealthy levels of bad cholesterol. 😀 Be healthy & hearts

-Karis Sadler

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