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Trans Fats May Hurt Memory

Posted: 03.23.2015
Trans fats have been shown to increase bad cholesterol (LDL) and decrease good cholesterol (HDL).  Now, new research suggests that trans fats may also affect memory.  Researchers found that among men under 45, those who ate the most trans fats performed 10% worse on a word recall test than those who ate the least.  Scientists think the oxidizing effects of trans fats may cause brain cells involved in memory to die off.  However, effects could be reversed by eating healthy and reducing trans fats.  The study only shows an association between high consumption of trans fats and memory impairment.

 

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