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The El Paso Times reports that Texas State Sen. Eliot Shapleigh (D-El Paso) has introduced legislation that would ban the use of trans fats in foods sold by the state’s restaurants. If approved, the ban would take effect in 2011.

"Already, California, New York and McDonald's are moving to healthy diets," Shapleigh said. "Texas should move to healthier lifestyles, too."

The story notes that California, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Maryland have imposed restaurant trans fat bans, as has New York City.

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