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Lawmakers, health advocates aim to ban trans fat

Darryl Townson's doughnuts may get rave reviews, but politicians and health advocates would like to change his recipe.Full story

Cleveland OKs new smoking, trans fats bans

As part of a "Healthy Cleveland" campaign, the city has approved new restrictions on smoking and artificial, artery-clogging trans fats. Full story

Bills tackling trans fats, school bullies advance

A bill to ban trans fats in schools advanced in spite of Republican objections that the proposed rules are meddlesome. Full story

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Proposed trans fats ban moves forward in Cleveland

Cleveland considers restaurant trans fats ban

You might be eating more trans fats than you think

Front of food packages needs health info

GAO calls for tighter FDA ingredient oversight

Trans Fats Are Deadly For Some Women

2010 starts with new state laws on texting, cigs

New York preps for battle against salt

Eating well and staying active on the road

Burger King eliminates trans fats

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  Diet S.O.S.: Trans fats and fructose

TODAY’s diet and nutrition expert Joy Bauer answers viewers’ questions about their diet dilemmas, including the dangers of partially hydrogenated oils and the effect of fructose on triglycerides.

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  Year in health

From trans fats to insurance nightmares, Daryl Cagle cartoonists on the health care issues of 2008.