The World Health Organization has published a report on trans fats. The organization said that 5 billion people suffer from the disease because of trans fats.
WHO report on trans fats published. According to the report, 2.8 billion people have been protected from trans fats by implementing measures in 43 countries. 5 billion people worldwide still face the health risks associated with trans fats.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced that about 5 billion people worldwide are exposed to harmful trans fats, which cause an increased risk of heart disease and death.
According to the WHO report, 43 countries have taken the most effective measures to combat trans fats in food, thereby protecting 2.8 billion people worldwide from trans fats.
Despite advances in this area, 5 billion people worldwide still live under the threat of the devastating health effects of trans fats.
Industrially produced trans fats are often found in packaged foods, baked goods, and cooking oils.
Consumption of trans fats causes about 500,000 premature deaths worldwide each year due to coronary heart disease.
In 2018, the WHO called for a global phase-out of industrially produced trans fats.
“AFFORDABLE REMOVAL COST”
WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, whose opinion is included in the report, said there are no known benefits of trans fats, but there are health risks that result in high costs for health systems. used his words.
In 9 of the 16 countries with the highest number of deaths from coronary heart disease due to the consumption of trans fats, adequate prevention policies are not in place.
These countries include Australia, Azerbaijan, Bhutan, Ecuador, Egypt, Iran, Nepal, Pakistan and South Korea.
While the best policies to eliminate trans fats are in high-income countries in the Americas and Europe, an increasing number of middle-income countries such as Argentina, Bangladesh, India, Paraguay, Philippines and Ukraine are also implementing or accept this policy. policy. This year, the best policies to eliminate trans fats are expected to be implemented in Mexico, Nigeria and Sri Lanka.
WHO has developed a program of recommendations to make progress in this regard, and also encourages countries to implement their policies to eliminate trans fats.
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