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Wednesday, September 27, 2006

New York City Plans Limits on Restaurants´┐Ż Use of Trans Fats - New York Times:

"Lynne D. Richardson, a member of the Board of Health and a professor of emergency medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, said yesterday that restaurant owners might still see an advantage in the long shelf life of trans fat products.

"But human life is much more important than shelf life," she said. "I would expect to see fewer people showing up in the emergency room with heart attacks if this policy is enacted."

Wow, that is a bold, bold statement. A statement that makes me doubt Dr. Richardson's ability to interpret statistical data.

This is as good a blurb from the article:

"...the trans fat plan is the latest in a series of regulations that have placed New York City in the forefront of regulating behavior..."

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