Good news -- the FDA has ordered the food industry to remove Trans Fats from all of their products.
But many doctors say that trans fats are some of the worst fats that people can consume, because they raise so-called LDL cholesterol. That makes them even unhealthier than the saturated fats in butter and cheese, said Alice Lichtenstein, professor of nutrition science and policy at Tufts University. While saturated fats in butter raise LDL, they also raise HDL cholesterol, the so-called good cholesterol.
Doctors estimate that eradicating trans-fats would prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths from heart attacks per year, said cardiologist Suzanne Steinbaum, director of women's heart health at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York.
My initial reaction to the news was that Republicans will probably respond to this unprecedented encroachment on our liberty by going to bat for Trans Fats and heart attacks, and not a moment too soon Bobby Jindal weighed in.
President Obama has finally found an enemy he will name: trans fat.
— Gov. Bobby Jindal (@BobbyJindal) June 16, 2015
Ha! Get it? Because he won't name the terrorists but he'll name Trans Fats. Great stuff.