Junk Food Linked To Memory Loss

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Australia’s ABC News 24 reports that fast food is trying to kill your brain:

A team of researchers from the University of New South Wales has uncovered a link between junk food and memory loss. The team placed rats on a diet high in sugar and fat and compared their performance with rodents on a healthy diet.

Lead researcher Margaret Morris says the rats on the poor diet developed an impaired memory after just six days. “Poor diet was associated with a cognitive decline that happened very quickly,” she told AM.

Professor Morris says the memory issues became apparent well before the animals showed any physical symptoms. “The animals of course weren’t obese after just six days on the diet. So the changes in cognition, the loss of memory, happened well before there was any weight change,” she said.

5 Comments on "Junk Food Linked To Memory Loss"

  1. jasonpaulhayes | Dec 24, 2013 at 6:25 pm |

    I haven’t eaten Fast Food in many years because I don’t dig on Industrial Waste Products. If you’re still eating Fast Food, memory loss isn’t an issue because you’re not thinking anyway and by every measure you’re already dead on the inside. I’ve heard the excuses “I’m short on time”, “It’s only once in a while” but I’ve sat and closely observed groups of morbidly obese woman cry into bags filled with $.39c Cheeseburgers saying that “It’s just sooo hard to lose weight”… Is it wrong that I want to carve a little X into their back fat?

  2. DeepCough | Dec 24, 2013 at 6:47 pm |

    You are what you eat. And what you consume eventually consumes you.

  3. InfvoCuernos | Dec 24, 2013 at 7:18 pm |

    I wonder if there is any connection to CJD? I have heard it implicated in Alzheimer’s like symptoms. Of course, there needs to be some actual cow in your food for you to get Mad Cow Disease.

  4. Roger Mexico | Dec 24, 2013 at 7:51 pm |

    Well, maybe the rats should stop smoking all that weed.

  5. *sigh*

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