Mmmm. Famous bowl.
|NEW YORK - Kentucky Fried Chicken on Monday said it will switch to a cooking oil with no trans fat in all its U.S. fried-chicken restaurants by April 2007.|
Artificial trans fatty acids are so common that the average American eats 4.7 pounds a year, according to the Food and Drug Administration. Trans fat increases the low-density lipoprotein, or the so-called bad cholesterol, content of food, clogging arteries and causing heart disease. Researchers at Harvard's School of Public Health estimated that trans fats contribute to 30,000 U.S. deaths a year.
Starting Jan. 1, 2006, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration made it mandatory for all food products to list their trans-fat content.