Dementia linked to 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”.

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Check out the reasons why Artificial trans fats, or trans fatty acids, are the primary source of trans fats in the diet . These fats come from an industrial process that is unwarranted and frankly dangerous to our health.

According to the American Heart Association, consumption of trans fats can raise the risk of heart disease, stroke, and has links to a higher risk of type 2 diabetes.

Trans fats banned in United States

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in the U.S. bannedTrusted Source artificial trans fats in 2018, declaring that removing partially hydrogenated oils from processed foods could “prevent thousands of heart attacks and deaths every year.”

Sweet pastries accounted for most trans fats

This information all circles back to the statement of “you are what you eat”. We need to value the health of our bodies and overall well-being enough to be made aware of these types of foods. After all, would you give poison to your baby if you knew it was damaging? We need to be wary of the foods we eat because they clearly can have a tragic affect, wouldn’t you agree?

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