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Friday, February 11, 2011

Yet another reason to avoid trans fat

We all know how bad trans fats are for you but new research shows they could even be harmful to your mood. According to, a group of Spanish scientists have discovered a link between consuming too much trans fat and your risk of depression.

This study, conducted by the University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, followed the lives of 12,059 Spanish participants over a six year period, tracking their lifestyles, illnesses and dietary intake. They found the participants whose diet consisted of more than 0.6% of calories from trans fat had a 48% increase in depression compared to the participants who consumed almost no trans fats in their diet. The study also found that eating a heart-healthy diet that includes omega-3s such as olive oil actually reduces your risk of depression.

Just another reason to say no to those french fries!

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