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  • PAHO Throws Down the Gauntlet on Trans-Fats

    Friday, June 8th, 2007

    Temas Note: Although the task force report mentioned in these Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) press releases was actually approved several weeks ago, it was not formally released to the general public until today (07 June). Rather than release it quietly and let it be approved without much public discussion (outside of PAHO and Health […]

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    PAHO Calls for a “Trans Fat Free Americas”

    Saturday, April 28th, 2007

    From the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO): Nutrition Experts Call for “Trans Fat Free Americas” PAHO task force cites scientific evidence that transfatty acids are “toxic” to human health Experts on nutrition and public health today called for eliminating transfatty acids from food supplies throughout the Western Hemisphere, at a special task force meeting convened […]

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    Hearts and Minds in LAC II: What LAC Thinks About CVD

    Friday, November 3rd, 2006

    Trying to Find the Story Behind the Story Behind LAC’s CVD In Part I of “Hearts and Minds in LAC,” I expressed surprise that World Heart Day did not receive greater attention in Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) nations, given the region’s problem with cardiovascular disease (CVD). I also admitted that I myself had not […]

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