A Sad State of Affairs

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An August 10, 2007 piece notes the doubts of ACSH's Dr. Ruth Kava about the Indiana State Fair's trans fat ban:

The Indiana State Fair is going to ban trans fat cooking oils from its food stalls. So far, so good. Whole cities and fast-food chains have been slowly turning trans fats into the new taboo.

Thing is, they're not changing their menu. So fairgoers will still be able to get deep-fried Reese's, Snickers, Oreos and Milky Ways, Pepsi-infused fried dough and Cajun fried corn fritters.

Ruth Kava, director of nutrition for the American Council on Science and Health, points out a deep-fried Twinkie is still a Twinkie packing 420 calories and 34 grams of fat.