Unscientific scares demand unscientific polls, so we asked people to click here to vote on whether to ban trans fats.
After readers weighed in, the results were 68% (28 votes) to 27% (11 votes), with 5% (2 votes) undecided, AGAINST banning trans fats. Would that NYC's Department of Health were as wise a deliberative body as our readers. And would that people would avoid taking polls seriously if they don't involve large, randomized samples.
(But click here for our fully-scientific report on Trans Fatty Acids and Heart Disease.)