Mad About Trans Fats...?

Do doughnuts make you cranky? Perhaps!!! New research shows that, in addition to lowering good cholesterol & increasing inflammation, eating trans fats in processed foods may increase aggression, impatience & irritability.

In a study at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine,

Mad About Trans Fats...?
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researchers found that greater trans-fatty-acid intake was associated with increased aggression in individuals regardless of age, ethnicity or gender.

The research, led by professor Beatrice Golomb, MD, PhD, and published in the journal PLoS ONE, provides the first evidence that trans fats may have a detrimental effect beyond physical health.

While more study needs to be done to understand the exact connection, researchers suspect that trans fats may limit the body's ability to produce certain healthy fats that have been linked to a more agreeable disposition.

The best way to reduce trans-fat intake is to restrict or not consume processed, deep fried and fast foods. When opting for prepackaged fare, read labels closely, avoiding anything that includes the word "hydrogenated."

Golomb says, "Eating fewer trans fats, may improve health, reduce hospitalizations & deaths from heart disease, improve your mood and curb adverse interpersonal behaviors."

Experience Life
17 December 2012