Study finds banning trans fat "is the way forward"

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The World Health Organization

Cookies and cakes, potato chips and pizza, French fries and frozen dinners: these are just some of the convenience foods which make life delicious.

Part of the reason why these treats are so tasty is because they contain trans fat which is created by adding hydrogen to vegetable oil to give industrially produced food its yummy taste and long shelf life.

But trans fat is bad for your health and this month's edition of the Bulletin of the World Health Organization includes a study on national and local efforts to ban it.

Dianne Penn spoke to Shauna M. Downs, a PhD student at the University of Sydney in Australia, who is the lead author of the study.

Duration: 4'54"

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