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Trans fats:towards a global banon using partially hydrogenated oils



Nutrition Institute,
Tržaška cesta 40, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia

Member of the Agro FOOD Industry Hi Tech Scientific Advisory Board

Very recently, Golomb and coworkers published a paper with the meaningful title “A Fat to Forget” in which they show evidence that the consumption of dietary trans fatty acids (TFAs) predicted declines in memory, and that memory became worse with increased intake of trans fats (1). This is only one of the recent additions to the list of evidence of the harmful effects of TFAs on human health. However, while for years TFAs have been a well-recognised risk factor for the development of cardiovascular diseases and associated with all-cause mortality (2), produc