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   Trans-fat ban gains eateries' assent

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7/12/2007 9:00 am

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Boston Globe

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Proposed Legislation

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Entered 7/12/2007, Updated 7/12/2007

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A statewide ban on artery-clogging trans fat lost its biggest potential roadblock yesterday when the leading association of restaurateurs told legislators it will not fight the measure. Massachusetts would become the first state to order restaurants to remove trans fat, a staple of frying oils and baked goods that has been linked to heart disease in humans and to diabetes and obesity in animal studies.


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