Low results of mental activity tests and the progressive death of brain regions is the typical symptoms of Alzheimer's disease which are associated with the consumption of trans fats contained in fast food. Yes, fast food may cause a dementia!
British charity of Alzheimer's Research in UK conducted more studies in a bid to find links between diet and risk of dementia.
At the present time doctors recommend a balanced diet with plenty of fruits and vegetables, regular exercises and monitor blood pressure and cholesterol levels and of course to reduce smoking. The scientists also noted that fish diet which is rich with vitamins may protect the brain from ageing.
Another interesting study conducted by scientists from Stockholm researched the impact of sugar, fat and cholesterol on lab mice that was genetically predisposed to Alzheimer's disease. As we found out, such a diet leads to changes in the brain characteristics on early stages of the disease.
Experiments have demonstrated that high levels of fat and cholesterol, combined with genetic factors may play a significant role in the development of Alzheimer's disease. Such food affects the formation of the so-called tau-protein, forming tangles in the brains of neurofibrils, which in tern leads to the death of brain cells. In addition, cholesterol lowers the level of arc protein, which plays a key role in the mechanisms of memory and remembering.
Excess weight is also important. 60-year-olds with overweight have two times high chance of developing dementia by age of 75.
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