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Trans fats and aggression: the Twinkie defense gets scientific

University of California, San Diego researchers have provided the first evidence linking the consumption of trans fats with a range of adverse behaviors, ranging from impatience and irritability, to overt aggression. The findings, inPLoS ONE, may lend some scientific muscle to lawyers looking to employ Twinkie defensestrategies in the courtroom. Dietary trans fatty acids (dTFAs) […]

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Not all trans fats are created equal

Natural trans fats produced by ruminant animals such as dairy and beef cattle are not detrimental to health and in fact show significant positive health effects, say food scientists who are trying to educate the public about the different types of trans fats. “The body of evidence clearly points to a change needed in how […]

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