Trans Fat Forums Set For Tuesday, Thursday

by Rick Howlett on October 26, 2009

From WFPL’s Haley Hart

The Louisville Metro Board of Health will hold the first of two community forums Tuesday to discuss the health effects of artificial trans fat.

Health department spokesperson Dave Langdon says the forums are the result of a resolution passed by the Louisville Metro Council.

“They’ll include presentations on the health consequences of consuming food with artificial trans fat and then we’ll also have a presentation on what other cities have done to protect their citizens and we’re going to be asking people who will be coming to the forums what they think should be done to protect Louisville citizens,”
Langdon said.

Trans fat is used in some cooking oils and other products to extend shelf life, but have been linked to health problems such as heart disease.

The forums will be held Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:00 to 8:00pm at the health department headquarters on Gray Street.

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Andrew October 27, 2009 at 6:00 pm

The government, whether local or federal, has no business in regulating the diet of its citizens. It is a personal choice of the individual whether or not to frequent restaurants, bakeries, etc. that use trans fat in thier food preparation. Legislation in favor of a ban on trans fat is an insult to the people it is intended to “protect”. And where will it stop? What is next? Sugar? Caffeine? Red meat?

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