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The FDA is cracking down on trans fats.

FOX's Colleen Cappon reports in this edition of "Housecall for Health":

The Food and Drug Administration announces it will ban all trans fats nationwide. Agency officials say the move could prevent 20,000 heart attacks and 7,000 deaths every year. Trans fats are used to enhance texture, flavor, and shelf life of food. They have no nutritional value, and raise bad cholesterol levels, significantly increasing the risk of heart disease. The timeline for the phase-out should be decided within the next two months.

Housecall for Health, I'm Colleen Cappon, FOX News Radio.