The More, the Worse
Trans fat could be harmful to your memory. Researchers found that the more trans fat you consume, the less you could remember! Presenting at the American Heart Association's recent scientific conference, researchers said that their study examined the diets of around 1,000 healthy working-age males. Men who had a lot of trans fat in their blood remembered fewer words during a memory test. Specifically, for each additional gram of trans fat consumed daily, the adult in the study recalled .76 fewer words during the memory test. Participants who consumed the most trans fat remembered around 10 percent fewer words compared to men who ate the least amount of the fat. The findings held even after researchers considered age, education and depression.