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Trans-fat free food to reduce risk of heart disease

Trans-fat free food to reduce risk of heart disease

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Excessive amount of trans fat in food is harmful and one of the leading causes of heart disease. Trans fat-induced heart diseases cause an estimated 500,000 deaths every year around the world. Bangladesh is also witnessing an increased number of deaths from trans fat related various non-communicable diseases, especially, heart disease. Although "Controlling Trans-Fatty Acid in Foodstuffs Regulation 2021" has been passed to ensure trans-fat-free food, it has not come into effect yet. Speedy implementation of the regulation is essential to safeguard public health. Speakers highlighted this information at a webinar titled "Trans-fat in food, Heart Disease Risk and Way Forward", organized by research and advocacy organization PROGGA (Knowledge for Progress) with support from Global Health Advo...