Cleveland Clinic To Ban Trans Fat Beginning Thursday

CLEVELAND (AP) - A hospital known for its heart center is
banning artery-clogging trans fat from patient menus, cafeterias,
restaurants and vending machines.

Cleveland Clinic C-E-O Toby Cosgrove says the hospital has a
responsibility to be a "model of appropriate health behavior."
Banning trans fat has become a trend. New York City banned the
artificial fat at restaurants, and Ohio State University switched
dining hall fryers to canola oil instead of vegetable oil or

Clinic heart doctor Steven Nissen predicts the trans fat ban
won't be the last initiative the clinic takes. The hospital
previously banned smoking in July 2005.