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Eating lots of trans fats found in fried food, cakes and biscuits 'could put you at greater risk of getting dementia'

Fatty acids found in baked goods and takeaways may put people at greater risk of dementia.  Trans fats, which are used to make cakes, biscuits, margarine and fried food, are not banned in the UK, although they are not commonly used.  Japanese researchers have now linked these fats to dementia, in a study of more than 1,600 people over 60.  Estimating people's consumption of trans fats using blood tests, they found those with the highest levels in their body were 52 per cent more likely to get dementia.  Read more....



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