Trans fatty acids are the worst type of fats. Sometimes called “FrankenFats,” they’ve been linked to numerous diseases, ranging from cancer to heart disease to diabetes. They’re known to drive up cholesterol levels, contribute to insulin resistance and promote weight gain, among many other things. Recent studies also show that trans fats can harm your brain. In one study, which appeared in the … Continue reading Study: Trans fats linked to poor brain health and greater risk of dementia and Alzheimer’s
Are you or someone you know experiencing a mental health issue? With one out of every four Americans expected to experience a mental health condition during their lifetime, there is a good chance your life will be touched by mental illness. Why are so many people experiencing serious mental problems these days? According to Professor … Continue reading Mental health issues are often the result of a nutritional deficiency; treating them with prescription drugs can further compromise your well-being
All fat is not equal. Most of us are aware that there are good fats and bad fats. But the difference between the two can be confusing. For many years, we were told that unsaturated fat is better than saturated fat. We were also led to believe that if we avoid all animal fat, we … Continue reading Trans-Fats and the American Diet
It's no secret that eating junk foods contributes to weight gain and can lead to health complications, but new information about dietary trans fats (dTFA) -- which exist in most junk foods -- shows that consumption of such items is also destroying people's minds. Specifically, memory function among men aged younger than 45 years has … Continue reading Trans fats in junk food impair brain function, cause memory loss
New data on dietary trans-fatty acids (dTFA) indicate that they could be contributing to aggressive, irrational behavior, though dTFA are primarily synthetic compounds that have been introduced only recently. In one timely peer-reviewed study by researchers from the University of California, San Diego, "dTFA were strongly significantly associated with greater aggression, with dTFA more consistently predictive than … Continue reading Are trans-fats linked to aggressive behavior?