Fried Food, Trans Fats Promote Aggression


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Researchers assessed the connection between diet and aggression in a study involving 945 men and women.  They found link between the amount of dietary trans fats consumed and the degree of aggression people experienced.   Trans fats had a greater effect on aggression than any of the other dietary variables that the scientists measured.

High trans fat foods include all fried foods, most margarines, and commercial baked good like cake, cookies, chips, and crackers.

In contrast, fish oils, which provide brain supportive anti-inflammatory fats, are associated with reduced aggression and hostility.

PLoS One 2012. Prog Lipid Reg 2008.

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