Trans-Fats = Increased Death-rate

And more info on fats–consumption of bad fats (trans fats) causes an increased rate of death from all causes. Avoid processed and packaged foods and stick to healthy, whole foods!

AANP – Amount Of Dietary Trans Fats Linked To Higher Mortality Rate – (Thursday, April 04, 2013)–New research has found that higher trans fat intake is associated with an increased risk of all-cause mortality. (Trans fats are unsaturated fats with a specific molecular structure; they can be monounsaturated or polyunsaturated but are never saturated. They often occur during the processing of polyunsaturated fatty acids in food production. A high intake decreases HDL or good cholesterol and is associated with increased LDL or bad cholesterol, inflammation, diabetes, cancer, and mortality from cardiovascular disease. However, the relation between trans fat intake and all-cause mortality has not been established prior to this new study.) Over 18,000 subjects were followed for 7 years and each was categorized according to his intake of dietary trans fat. Even after adjusting for confounding factors, those in the highest quintile of trans fat consumption were found to have a 24 percent greater risk of death from all causes combined compared to subjects in the lowest quintile.

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