Collier and Lee Counties Edition

Banning Trans Fats Lowers Heart Attacks

Prohibiting Ingredient Protects Cardiac Health

Jonathan Vasata/Shutterstock.com

Eleven counties in New York instituted restrictions on trans fatty acids in restaurants in 2007. Researchers from Yale University School of Medicine used data from the New York State Department of Health statewide Planning and Research Cooperative System and U.S. Census population estimates to determine the impact of these restrictions on the health of the community; they compared the 11 counties that had the restrictions to 25 counties without them. The scientists concluded that hospital heart attack admissions were significantly lower for the 11 counties with the restrictions.


This article appears in the October 2017 issue of Natural Awakenings.

Edit ModuleShow Tags

More from Natural Awakenings

SalusCare Inc. receives three-year accreditation

Karine Wolfe Obtains B.S. of Holistic Health Science

Drawdown Solutions in Collier and Lee County

In Collier and Lee counties, local organizations were excited to learn that their mission and activities were already in alignment with two of the solutions for the climate goal of reversing global warming described in Drawdown: The Most Comprehensive Plan Ever Proposed to Reverse Global Warming.

Crunchy Cleaning by Cindy

The health benefits of cleaning with non-toxic cleaning supplies and helping people organize their homes are subjects that Cindy Bisanti, owner of Crunchy Cleaning talks about from experience.

Accolades for the Blue Zones Naples Project

Since NCH Healthcare launched the Blue Zones Project in 2014, it has enjoyed continued success.

Add your comment: