Trans Fats Disrupt Electricity in the Heart
August 25, 2007
Most people know that eating the wrong kind of fat can cause a heart attack.
But researchers from the University of Alberta have discovered even worse news attributable to trans fats and saturated fats -- they can also wreak havoc with the electricity in your heart, worsening the severity of heart attacks and increasing the risk of death.
They discovered that in addition to affecting the heart vessels, “bad” fats also affect the cells of the heart, causing an excessive build-up of calcium within the cells, and disrupting the rhythm of electricity flow in your heart.
The Vancouver Sun July 31, 2007