Lack of action on trans fat elimination

A new WHO report has found that, globally, five billion people remain unprotected from harmful trans fat, increasing their risk of heart disease and death. The WHO called for the global elimination of industrially produced trans fat in 2018, with an elimination target set for 2023. Although 43 countries have implemented best-practice policies for tackling trans fat in food, Australia is among nine of the 16 countries with the highest estimated proportion of coronary heart disease caused by trans fat that do not have a best-practice policy. The other countries are Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Ecuador, Egypt, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan and the Republic of Korea. Read the report at: