Do trans-fat bans save lives?

Brandon Restrepo, Matthias Rieger, 16 July 2014

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The use of artificial trans fat or partially hydrogenated oil – which is industrially produced by adding hydrogen gas to liquid vegetable oil – is widespread across the world’s food production chains and service industries. Aside from the fact that it has the same caloric value as any other fat, there are no known health benefits to consuming artificial trans fat.

Topics: Health economics
Tags: cardiovascular disease, diet, food, health, New York, restaurants, trans fat

Are fruit and vegetables good for your mental health as well as your physical health?

Sarah Stewart-Brown, 11 November 2012

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Public health policy has an enormous impact on national wellbeing (Delaney, Smith and McGovern 2011). A study recently published in Social Indicators Research (Blanchflower, Oswald and Stewart-Brown 2012) investigated the relationship between fruit and vegetable consumption and mental health.

Topics: Health economics
Tags: diet, health, Mental health, mental illness

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