New WHO REPLACE initiative launched to eliminate industrially-produced trans fat

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WHO on 14 May 2018 launched the REPLACE initiative to eliminate industrially produced trans fat by 2023 to reduce cardiovascular disease deaths, the world’s leading cause of death.

WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus says implementing the six strategic actions in the REPLACE package will help achieve the elimination of trans-fat, and represent a major victory in the global fight against cardiovascular disease. Dr. Tom Frieden, President and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives, says “trans-fat is an unnecessary toxic chemical that kills, and there’s no reason people around the world should continue to be exposed.”

More information www.who.int/replace-transfat.

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