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Trans Fat Levels Among U.S. Youth Fell From 1999 to 2010

Brandon Restrepo

Amber Waves:The Economics of Food, Farming, Natural Resources, and Rural America, 2021, vol. 2021, issue 06

Abstract: To reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, USDA and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services included a recommendation in their 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans to limit the intake of trans fats. Additionally, since 2006, the Federal Government has required that food manufacturers declare the trans-fat content of foods on the Nutrition Facts labels of packaged food products. In a 2012 report, USDA, Economic Research Service (ERS) researchers found evidence that food manufacturers responded to these two Federal initiatives by reformulating many of their products to eliminate or reduce trans-fat content over the 2005-10 period. According to a 2017 ERS study, U.S. adults ages 20 and older roughly halved their intake of trans fats on average between 1999 and 2010.

Keywords: Consumer/Household Economics; Food Consumption/Nutrition/Food Safety; Health Economics and Policy (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2021
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DOI: 10.22004/ag.econ.311295

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