Trans fats, found in many packaged foods, are deadly for women with heart disease, says a new study.
According to a study reported by Rodale Health, females with heart disease who eat the most trans fats (at least 2.5 percent of their daily caloric intake) are three times as likely to suffer a sudden cardiac death as compared to females who consume less than 1 percent of their calories as trans fat, reports The New York Daily News.
Published in the American Heart Journal, the study focused on data on more than 86,000 women who participated in the Nurses' Health Study.
In the study, the Harvard researchers found a strong connection between trans-fat and women with coronary heart disease.
Trans fats raise bad (LDL) cholesterol and lower good (HDL) cholesterol, which means a heightened risk of cardiovascular disease.