Should Texas Ban Trans Fat From Your Food?
March 3, 2009

Should the State of  Texas have something to say about the food on your plate, or how it is cooked?

State Rep. Carol Alvarado (D-Houston) plans to hold a news conference on Thursday to announce legislation to ban artificial trans fats from Texas Restaurants.

House  Bill 1523  proposes a ban on trans fats in all Texas restaurants and would require that all prepared and served food items contain less than 0.5 grams of  trans fat per serving, according to a news release sent to 2 on the Beat.

It goes on to say that consumption of trans fats, even at low levels, can increase your cholesterol, and heighten the risk for strokes, type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease.

What do you think?  Should Texas ban artificial trans fats from restaurants?