Trans Fats Deadly for Women With Heart Disease

by Rajshri on  April 14, 2010 at 1:16 PM Heart Disease News
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 Trans Fats Deadly for Women With Heart Disease
A new study has found that trans fats are deadly for women with heart disease. Trans fats are present in abundance in packaged foods.

Researchers analyzed data on 86,762 women from the Nurses' Health Study in order to examine the effects of trans fats on heart disease. Starting in 1980, the researchers updated factors like coronary heart disease risk factors, including diet and lifestyle factors using questionnaires every 2 years.

In a follow-up of 25 years, the researchers found that there were 317 sudden cardiac deaths (SCD). they also reported that women with the highest amount of trans-fat intake were 2.5 times more likely to die from SCD than women with the least intake of trans fats.

The above study is yet another indication that trans fats that are present ion packaged foods are not good for the heart.


Source: Medindia
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