Cleveland: City Considering Trans Fat Ban

CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland Council has passed a resolution that encourages the northeast Ohio city to consider banning artery-clogging trans fats from restaurants.

The resolution doesn't go as far as what New York City did when its health department passed a rule banning trans fats from local eateries.

But the Cleveland measure notes that trans fats contribute to heart disease.

It also asks that the city and county health departments work to cut the fats from menus.

The artificial fat is derived from partially hydrogenated vegetable oil and is commonly used in baked and fried foods.

Restaurant owners say they don't want more regulations.