Research Roundup

January 2011 Issue

Research Roundup January 2011

In a cross-sectional study that included 96 mother-infant pairs from the state of Georgia, researchers investigated the association between trans fats and adiposity. They found that mothers who consumed at least 4.5 grams of trans fatty acids per day were 5.8 times more likely to have body fat 30 percent, and their infants were more than twice as likely to have body fat 24 percent.

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