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India on its way to go trans fat free by 2022: Harsh Vardhan

Oct 17, 2020 14:11 IST

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Friday announced that India is on its way to eliminate trans fats from its supply chain completely by 2022. Speaking at a FSSAI event to commemorate World Food Day, Vardhan said, 'Trans fat is a modifiable risk factor for cardiovascular diseases (CVD). And eliminating CVD risk factor is especially relevant during Covid-19.' A food toxin present in partially hydrogenated vegetable oils (PHVOs) (e.g. vanaspati, shortening, margarine, etc.), baked and fried foods, trans fat is a major contributor to the rise in non-communicable diseases in India.

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