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Higher Trans-Fat Consumption Results In Poorer Memory In Men

June 17, 2015: 12:00 AM EST
A clinical study involving 1,018 men and women found that men 45 years old and younger who consumed more trans-fat in their diets had worse memories than those who consumed less. The participants completed a dietary survey and a memory test that included word recall. Men aged 45 and younger recalled an average of 86 words. However, each added gram of trans-fats consumed reduced memory by 0.76 words. The U.S. researchers said the results focused mainly on men because of the small number of female participants. But factoring in data from women did not change the overall results.
Beatrice Alexandra Golomb, Alexis K. Bui, "A Fat to Forget: Trans Fat Consumption and Memory", PLoS ONE, June 17, 2015, © Golomb, Bui
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