A review of the scientific literature on trans fats' health effects found that an increase of just 2

May 9, 2015

A review of the scientific literature on trans fats' health effects found that an increase of just 2% in caloric intake of trans fats was associated with 23% higher risk of coronary heart disease (CHD). The reviewers also estimated that 10-19% of CHD events in the US could be averted by reducing Americans' consumption of trans fats--up to 228,000 coronary events annually.

 

Source: Tufts University Health & Nutrition Letter, "How Much Trans Fat Is Too Much? Almost Any"; August 2006.

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