Trans Fats Linked To Greater Risk Of Death And Heart Disease, Study Finds

Aug. 25, 2015

A recent study published in The BMJ found that trans fats, rather than saturated fats, are associated with greater risk of death and coronary heart disease (CHD). The study found that consumption of industrial trans fats was associated with a 34 percent increase in all cause mortality, a 28 percent increased risk of CHD mortality and a 21 percent increase in the risk of CHD. Trans unsaturated fats (trans fats) are mainly produced industrially from plant oils for use in margarine, snack foods and packaged baked goods.