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Trans fats will be banned in restaurants in Seattle to help stave of hypertention, diabetes and heart disease. Eating food prepared in trans fat cooking oil has been proven to be very bad for one's health. Hypertention, and heart disease, not to mention obesity can result if a person regularly eats foods high in trans fat. Trans fat is created by the addition of hydrogen to vegetable oil and are used to prolong the shelf life and improve the taste of food. As of August first of next year, any chain of restaurants in Seattle with more than 10 stores must provide specific nutritional information dealing with everything that is sold from their menus. Some resturant chains may feel the requirement is unworkable and expensive, and they may say it will possibly drive some customers elsewhere. However isn't it high time we were provided with enough information to make healthy choices in a restaurant, before we order.