Trans fatty acids are also known as unsaturated fatty acids. They occur naturally in low levels in meat and dairy products.
In general, trans fats are the result of food production. It is the processing of liquid vegetable oil to become a solid fat.
They are prevalent in snack foods, fast foods, fried foods, and commercially-prepared baked goods. Trans fatty acids, have essentially no nutritional value and are not necessary for human health. In the commercial food industry, trans fats provide an enhanced taste and a longer shelf-life for products.
Trans fats have long been associated with cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, metabolic dysfunction, insulin resistance, inflammation, obesity, MS…
Recently, according to a new study published, it has been shown that the consumption of dietary trans fatty acids is associated with irritability, aggression as well as decreased learning and memory.