Most Americans acknowledge that trans fats can lead to heart problems, but is the government moving in the direction of telling us what we can and cannot eat?

Most Americans learned this morning that the FDA has made the bold move to ban the use of trans fats to enhance the flavor of pantry staples such as microwave popcorn, breakfast cereals, cakes and cookies. Trans fats are also found in margarine, frozen pizzas and the fried foods served in many restaurants. Trans fats are identified as partially hydrogenated oil on a product's list of ingredients.

Health experts estimate that the FDA ban could eliminate 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths each year.

More details on how this ban could affect some of your favorite foods in the video below.

As long as a trans fat is identified as an ingredient on a food's label, shouldn't we have the right to eat it, if we choose? Is the FDA moving in the direction of telling us what we can and cannot eat?


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