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McDonald’s Fries are even worse for you than previously thought

February 8th, 2006

Not that you should be eating a lot of them to start with, but today McDonald’s announced that a new, more accurate method of testing shows that their world famous french fries contain one third more trans fats than previously believed.

McDonald’s and other US fast food restaurant chains have been under pressure to improve disclosure of nutrition content for their products, with some limited results. McDonald’s is updating their packaging and in-store literature. US dietary guidelines call for consumers to keep their intake of trans fats as low as possible. Trans fats have been shown to raise levels of harmful cholesterol, contributing to heart disease. New government rules require packaged foods to include information about trans fat content along with other nutrition information.