Dementia risk higher in those who eat more trans fats

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Dementia risk higher in those who eat more trans fats

 

A new study of older adults in a Japanese town has found that those whose blood contained higher levels of trans fats were more likely to develop dementia than those with lower levels.

Sweet pastry can be a rich source of trans fats, which may raise the risk of dementia in some people, according to new research.

The researchers also found that sweet pastries were likely the biggest source of dietary trans fats in that population.  There are two primary sources of trans fats in the human diet: natural and artificial. Natural trans fats are present in small amounts in dairy products and the meat of some animals.

Artificial trans fats, or trans fatty acids, are the primary source of trans fats in the diet and are the product of an industrial process that adds hydrogen to vegetable oil to make it solid.

 

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By |2019-11-28T01:45:46+00:00November 28th, 2019|

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