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TWIW 33: Trans fats raise alzheimer’s risk by 74%
28, Oct, 2019
This Week In Wellness high levels of trans fats in your blood may make you 50 to 75% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease or dementia according to a new study in the journal Neurology.
The study was run over 10 years and utilising over 1600 men and women and importantly measuring the actual trans fat levels in their blood over that time (rather than relying on dietary questionnaires) adding weight to the findings.
After adjusting for other influencing factors like high blood pressure, diabetes and smoking, the study found that people with the highest levels of trans fats were up to 74% more likely to develop dementia compared to those with the lowest levels.
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