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Study: Crunchy Fast Food Make You Cranky

Study: Crunchy Fast Food Make You Cranky

(ePharmaNews) – “The worst food ingredient ever, is trans fatty acid” a common statement that all physicians agree upon. Unsaturated fatty acids are mainly found in oils used in fast food, and they can cause behavioral disturbances and aggressiveness, says a new study.

A team of researchers from University of California did a study of 945 males and females, none of them had high blood fatty acids or used medications for cholesterol, they were asked to fill a questionnaire about their regular diet, and then they were assessed to determine nervousness and belligerence.

The study, which was published this week in PLoSONE, concluded that increased intake of unsaturated fatty acids was linked directly to aggressive behavior in the participants, regardless of any other factor.

One theory, to explain this association, is what the lead researcher expressed: "[Trans Fatty Acids] inhibit production of omega-3 fatty acids, which experimentally have been shown to reduce aggression. Potential behavioral effects of [trans fatty acids] merit investigation. We sought to determine whether [they] are associated with aggression/irritability."

Fortunately, these fatty acids are not natural products, but form as a result of processing oils; in a procedure “hydrogenization” so called, which appeared a century ago and are responsible for no less than 20000 persons a year in the U.S. On the other hand, prohibiting the use of these oils cut down cardiovascular mortality to half in Denmark.

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