A Study shows NYC's trans fat ban made people healthier
by Michelle Murillo
Well whether you like the city telling you what you can eat or not, it seems it's making you healthier.
A few years back the city made restaurants cut out the trans fats considered the worst fat for your health. While there was still fast food for sale, this made even the worst items a little better for you.
The consumption of those bad fats has dropped a lot. And according to Christine Johnson, the director of Nutrition Strategy, for the New York City Department of Health, things got better for everyone. “In addition to looking at the reduction of trans fat, we also looked at the restaurants in richer and poorer neighborhoods and we saw that trans fat went down the same amount in both sets of neighborhoods. And that was really great for us to see because we saw that everyone benefits the same"
It also made food healthier for people in other cities. Many of the food chains here changed their food policies company wide.