Could the trans fat ban lead to a baby boom?
Recent research from the Harvard School of Public Health shows that women trying to get pregnant should avoid eating trans fats:
...trans fats can interfere with the activity of a cell receptor involved in inflammation, glucose metabolism and insulin sensitivity, Chavarro and his team note in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. Drugs that activate the receptor have been shown to improve fertility in women with a condition known as polycystic ovary syndrome.
Even if you're not trying to get pregnant it is a good idea to stay away from trans fats to save your arteries.
The FDA requires that food containing a half gram of trans fat per serving or more has to be listed on the label, but foods with less than a half gram can claim that they have zero grams of trans fat.
Fit's Tip: To truly cut trans fats out of your diet, read the labels and avoid foods with hydrogenated or partially hydrogenated oils listed in the ingredients.