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18 May 2012

Saturated fats bad for the memory

New research saturated fat was found to be associated with worse overall cognitive function and memory in women. In contrast, mono-unsaturated fat was associated with the opposite.

It has been known for years that eating too many foods containing "bad" fats, such as saturated fats or trans fats, isn't healthy for your heart.

The research team analysed data from the Women's Health Study—originally a cohort of nearly 40 000 women, 45 years and older. The researchers focused on data from a subset of 6 000 women, all over the age of 65.

 
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