• Cardiovascular

    FDA: Cutting Trans Fats out of Processed Foods

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has made a preliminary determination that "partially hydrogenated oils (PHOs), the primary dietary source of artificial trans fat in processed foods, are not “generally recognized as safe” for use in food." Read the full FDA news release.

Public health specialist Donald Hensrud, M.D., says there's no benefit to trans fats and in fact they present a clear hazard to heart health.

Journalists: Video and audio sound bites with Dr. Hensrud are available in the downloads.

Dr. Hensrud is chair of the Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine, with a joint appointment in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, Metabolism and Nutrition at Mayo Clinic.