Dietary Trans Fats Affect Memory Says UCSD Study

A study published in PLOS ONE found that a higher intake of dietary trans fat correlated with memory loss in men 45 years old and younger.

A study published in PLOS ONE found that higher intake of dietary trans fat correlated with memory loss in men 45 years old and younger. This study adds to the list of problems associated with these food additives and also backs the FDA's move to ban these additives. According to the CDC, reducing trans fats in the diet could prevent 10,000 to 20,000 heart attacks in the United States.

Over a 1000 men and women were part of a dietary survey and memory evaluation on word recall. The study found that memory dropped at the rate of 0.76 words for each additional gram of trans fats consumed every day, in men, and including women in the analysis did not change the finding. The study adjusted for age, exercise, education, and ethnicity.

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