Trans Fats Ban Linked to Fewer Heart Attacks
The trans fats ban implemented in New York restaurants has had a positive impact on the occurrences of heart attacks and strokes, according to a new JAMA study and reported in CBC News. The study evaluated heart attacks and strokes between 2002 and 2013 and found a 6.2 percent decline three years after bans were implemented. The findings have the potential to save millions of lives over the coming decades in both the U.S. and Canada. According to Heart & Stroke, 30,000 cardiac deaths per decade could be prevented in Canada if consumers replaced trans fats with healthier oils, such as canola and olive oils.