Industrially-produced trans-fats may give food a longer shelf life, but each year they also lead to the death of more than 500,000 people from cardiovascular and heart disease, according to the United Nations health agency.
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A new initiative called “Global Hearts” has been launched by the World Health Organization (WHO) to beat back the threat of heart disease.
Heart attacks and strokes are the world’s leading cause of death.
Heart disease, lung disease, cancer and diabetes represent the largest cause of death of people under the age of 70 years worldwide, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).