The Ohio Restaurant Association wants to keep state lawmakers from enacting bans on trans fat foods, 10TV's Andrea Cambern reported on Monday.
The policy would make it tough for restaurant chains to operate consistently throughout the state.
"Trans fats have no purpose whatsoever," said Jason Yun, a personal trainer. "They're completely bad. No health benefits can ever come from trans fats. They should be wiped off the market, taken off the shelves (and) out of restaurants."
The Ohio Senate already passed the provision. The House's vote is yet to be seen, Cambern reported.
Trans fat increases levels of bad cholesterol, which can lead to heart disease.
"In regards to what goes on our menus and any other restaurant's menus, that should be up to the consumer, not the city officials or any other federal or state officials," said restaurant owner Randy Sokol.
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