The Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday that they will seek banning artificial trans fats in processed foods.

“Artificial trans fat is a uniquely powerful promoter of heart disease, and today’s announcement will hasten its eventual disappearance from the food supply,” Michael Jacobson, executive director of the non-profit Center for Science in the Public Interest, said.

In the FDA’s official statement, they cited the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which estimates that a further reduction of trans fat in the food supply can prevent an additional 7,000 deaths from heart disease each year and up to 20,000 heart attacks each year.