heart disease http://ripr.org en Local Cardiologist Calls Trans Fat Ban "Overdue" http://ripr.org/post/local-cardiologist-calls-trans-fat-ban-overdue <p>Miriam Hospital cardiologist and Brown medical school professor Dr. Barbara Roberts said the Food and Drug Administration’s <a href="http://www.fda.gov/ForConsumers/ConsumerUpdates/ucm372915.htm">proposal </a>to ban trans fats in processed foods is long overdue. Trans fats, or partially hydrogenated oils, are added to foods like cookies, ready-to-use frostings, and microwave popcorn to extend their shelf life. Scientists have known for decades that they can lead to hardened arteries and higher bad cholesterol. Fri, 08 Nov 2013 16:52:46 +0000 Kristin Gourlay 24512 at http://ripr.org Local Cardiologist Calls Trans Fat Ban "Overdue"