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Burger King Loses Trans Fats

October 3, 2008

The number two hamburger chain has announced that on November 1 all of their 11,500 restaurants will eliminate trans fat oil from all of their food. This means all fries, burgers and baked goods!

Burger King was behind many of their competitors in this movement because they worried their suppliers would not be able to fulfill the task. Since trans fats can raise bad cholesterol, lower the healthy cholesterol and increase the risk of heart disease, Burger King realized this had to be top priority.

Integrative Nutrition played a key role in banning trans fats in New York City restaurants. As a result of our efforts and our students, we became the first major U.S. city to ban trans fats in restaurants and fast food chains in 2007, creating a ripple effect for others around the country.