trans fats

How Trans Fats Assist Cell Death

by Tohoku University
Some trans fats enhance a pathway inside the cell that leads to cell death; drugs targeting this mechanism could help address diseases associated with these fats

Dietary Trans Fat Linked to Worse Memory

by Scott LaFee-University of California, San Diego News Office, Yadira Galindo-University of California, San Diego News Office

Higher consumption of dietary trans fatty acids (dTFA), commonly used in processed foods to improve taste, texture and durability, has been linked to worsened memory function in men 45 years old and younger, according to a University of California, San Diego School of Medicine study published online on June 17 in PLOS ONE.