Trans fats http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Ready Or Not, Local Food Shops Brace For FDA's Trans Fats Purge http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/ready-or-not-local-food-shops-brace-fdas-trans-fats-purge <p>The Food and Drug Administration has a plan in the works that may affect your appetite. It wants to ban partially hydrogenated oils -- the major source of artificial trans fats in the U. S. food supply.</p><p>How will that impact St. Louis area bakeries, donut shops and grocery stores?</p><p>Like many mom-and-pop donut shops in St. Louis, the Donut Stop in Lemay fries with partially hydrogenated shortening – good for glaze retention, shelf life, and mouth feel.</p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Joseph Leahy 33299 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Ready Or Not, Local Food Shops Brace For FDA's Trans Fats Purge Heart Health: When Should Medicine Be Prescribed To Lower Cholesterol? http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/heart-health-when-should-medicine-be-prescribed-lower-cholesterol <p><a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2013/11/07/243730263/fda-moves-to-phase-out-remaining-trans-fats-in-food-supply" target="_blank">The FDA's proposed ban on trans fats</a> and <a href="http://www.cardiosource.org/News-Media/In-Depth-Coverage/Prevention-Guidelines.aspx" target="_blank">new heart disease prevention guidelines</a> jointly released by the American Heart Association and the American College of Cardiology have stirred up debate over best practices to improve heart health.</p> Thu, 05 Dec 2013 22:30:36 +0000 Camille Phillips & Alex Heuer 31975 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Heart Health: When Should Medicine Be Prescribed To Lower Cholesterol? Trans fats might be on the way out in Illinois http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/trans-fats-might-be-way-out-illinois <p>Artificial trans fats might be escorted out of Illinois after House lawmakers passed a bill banning them in restaurants, school vending machines and other venues statewide, according to the <a href="http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/political-fix/article_f8740a20-65f3-11e0-a846-001a4bcf6878.html">Post Dispatch</a>.</p><p>The <a href="http://ilga.gov/legislation/billstatus.asp?DocNum=1600&amp;GAID=11&amp;GA=97&amp;DocTypeID=HB&amp;LegID=58751&amp;SessionID=84">bill</a>, if passed in the Senate, would take effect Jan. 1, 2013.</p> Wed, 13 Apr 2011 20:46:49 +0000 Ettie Berneking 948 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Trans fats might be on the way out in Illinois