How Trans Fats Assist Cell Death (image) Tohoku University Share Print E-Mail Caption Eating foods that contain trans fats can lead to higher rates of cardiovascular and neurodegenerative diseases. Now, scientists have a better understanding of the process behind trans fats' negative impact on our health. Credit Tohoku University Usage Restrictions Credit: Tohoku University Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.