Oily foods are harmful for the brain
ADELAIDE: A new study has revealed that oily foods are not only adding to your waistline, but also seriously damaging your brain.
In an international study led by University of South Australia neuroscientist Professor Xin Fu Zhou and Associate Professor Larisa Bobrovskaya, mice fed high fat for 30 days and as a result developed diabetes, along with their cognitive abilities. A correlation was found between the disorder. These disorders included anxiety, depression and worsening Alzheimer’s disease.
Brain-impaired mice gain weight due to impaired metabolism, which causes changes in the brain.
University neuroscientist and biochemist Associate Professor Larisa Bobrovskaya said the research provides further evidence for the association of chronic obesity and diabetes with Alzheimer’s disease. Research predicts these cases to reach 100 million by 2050.
Obesity and diabetes impair the central nervous system, worsen psychological problems and impair cognitive function, they said. We have shown this in our research on mice.
Researchers from Australia and China published their findings in Metabolic Brain Diseases.