Illinois Professor Who Pushed for Trans Fats Ban Dies at 102

A biochemist and long-time professor at the University of Illinois has passed away at the age of 102. Fred A. Kummerow spent his lifetime studying trans fats and hydrogenated oils, and declaring them the true causes of heart disease, The New York Times reports. For his entire life, he maintained that saturated fats — whole butter, cheese and meats — are not the demons they were made out to be. Thankfully, Kummerow lived long enough to be proved correct. Now, he’s gone...

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