As young adults increase their intake of trans fat, memory worsens, according to a study presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions. Researchers from the University of California analyzed the diets and memory of 694 20- to 45-year-old men and found that as trans fat intake increased, word recall decreased. Findings were later replicated in women.
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- Golomb BA, Bui AK. Trans fat consumption is adversely linked to memory in working-age adults. Research presented at: American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2014; November 18, 2014: Chicago, Ill.