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Trans fats ban linked with fewer NY heart attacks & strokes

H. Kenneth Woods
FILE - In this Friday, Sept. 29, 2006 file photo, H. Kenneth Woods, chef and owner of Sylvia's restaurant, cooks southern fried chicken using a soy bean oil that doesn't contain trans fats in New York's Harlem neighborhood. A study released Wednesday, April 12, 2017 suggests restrictions on heart-damaging fats in restaurant food may have helped prevent heart attacks in several New York counties. (AP Photo/Dima Gavrysh) Source: The Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) — Local bans on artery-clogging trans fats in restaurant foods led to fewer heart attacks and strokes in several New York counties, a new study suggests.

The study hints at the potential for widespread health benefits from an upcoming nationwide

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