"Bad" Fats Affect Brain Health
"Good" fats like monounsaturated fats and "bad" fats like trans and saturated fats aren't just factors in heart health -- a new study shows they can affect brain health and memory, too.
Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital found that women who consumed the most "bad" fats in their study were also the ones who had the worse memory and brain functioning over the four-year study period, compared with women who consumed the fewest "bad" fats.
Meanwhile, women who consumed the most "good" fats scored better on cognitive tests during the study.
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