Transfat bigIn 2007, Dr. Lynn Silver Chalfin, helped New York City ban trans fats at fast food restaurants. Today, the new Public Health Officer for Sonoma County can prove that policy has worked.

The abstract of Dr. Silver Chalfin's paper on the New York City transfat regulations and their effects can be read here.

 

transfat sourcesThis chart of transfat sources from the FDA shows that the largest share come from pastries and baked goods, followed by meats and margerine

More information about transfats, and their health impacts, is provided by the US Food and Drug Administration 
here.

In addition to the expanded health insurance coverage that many households are already enjoying under the Affordable Care Act, Dr. Silver Chalfin points out that several Sonoma County health services delivery agencies are also gaining new funding to help local families.

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