Trans Fats From Foods May Worsen Memory, Study Finds

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This is an interesting article. The most important part is the fact that trans fats have no positives.

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Men who ate more performed poorly on word recall test.

Trans fats may play havoc with your memory along with your cholesterol levels, a new study suggests.

Younger men who ate high levels of trans fats performed more poorly on a memory test involving word recall than those who ate lower levels, the researchers found.

In the study, each gram of trans fats eaten per day was associated with 12 to 21 fewer words recalled, out of an average score of 86, said lead author Dr. Beatrice Golomb, a professor of family and preventive medicine at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine.

“It’s a pretty sizeable relationship,” Golomb said. “This adds to a body of evidence that trans fats are not something that people should be sticking in their mouth.”

But, it’s important to note that the study wasn’t designed to definitively prove a cause-and-effect relationship; it…

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