Saturday, July 9, 2022

Foods that cause weight gain as well as brain damage

 High-fat diets can be bad for your mental health in addition to making you gain weight.

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This was revealed in a medical study conducted in Australia.

According to the research from the University of South Australia, there is a direct connection between dementia, diabetes, and high-fat diets.

The study involved feeding rats a high-fat diet for 30 weeks, and it was found that weight gain had a detrimental impact on brain function.

The researchers noted that there is mounting proof connecting diabetes and obesity to Alzheimer's disease.

They added, "Diabetes and obesity have detrimental effects on the central nervous system, resulting in mental decline."

Eight-week-old mice were divided into two groups for the study; one group received a standard diet, while the other received a high-fat diet.

The rats' body weight, glucose levels, and insulin and brain functions were assessed throughout the experiment.

The findings revealed that rats fed a high-fat diet put on more weight, developed insulin resistance, and started to lose brain volume.

Obese people are twice as likely to develop diabetes and have a risk of depression that is 55% higher.

The findings highlight the significance of preventing obesity worldwide because obesity, advanced age, and diabetes all lead to a decline in brain function, which raises the risk of Alzheimer's disease and other neurological issues.

The results of the study were published in the medical journal Metabolic Brain Diseases


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