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New York City Trans Fat Ban: Improving the Default Option When Purchasing Foods Prepared Outside of the Home

Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc
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From Tufts University, Boston, MA 02111.

Potential Conflicts of Interest: None disclosed. Forms can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M12-1321.

Requests for Single Reprints: Alice H. Lichtenstein, DSc, Tufts University, 711 Washington Street, Boston, MA 02111; e-mail, alice.lichtenstein@tufts.edu.


Ann Intern Med. 2012;157(2):144-145. doi:10.7326/0003-4819-157-2-201207170-00015
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In this issue, Angell and colleagues report on the effect of the New York City regulation that has restricted the use of trans fat in the preparation of foods that are sold by chain restaurants. The editorialist discusses the data reported and how the study provides a unique opportunity to examine a new public health approach to altering secular dietary trends and, potentially, health outcomes.

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