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Stories with subject: Cardiovascular disease
  • Q&A: What are trans fats and why are they unhealthy? 
    Updated: Jun-17-15 10:05 am

    WASHINGTON - You may not even know you are eating them, but trans fats will soon be mostly gone from your food. The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it will require food companies to phase them out over the next three years because the agency says they are a threat to public health.

  • FDA tells food industry to phase out artificial trans fats story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jun-16-15 11:01 pm

    WASHINGTON - Popular foods like pie crusts, frostings and microwave popcorn will be largely rid of artery-clogging trans fats after a decision by the Obama administration to phase them out over the next three years.

  • FDA panel backs first-in-class cholesterol drug 
    Updated: Jun-09-15 7:23 pm

    GAITHERSBURG, Maryland - Federal health advisers on Tuesday recommended approval for a highly anticipated cholesterol drug from Sanofi and Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, but with the caveat that more data is needed about its long-term ability to reduce heart attacks.