June 2008 Issue
Women with high blood levels of trans fats are at much greater risk for breast cancer than women with low blood levels of the unhealthy fat. Those were the findings of researchers with the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition, who analyzed blood for trans fatty acids in 17,540 French women aged 40 to 65 and tracked who developed breast cancer over the next seven years. Women with the highest trans fat levels were 75% more likely to develop breast cancer compared to those with the lowest levels.
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