Monday, June 11, 2012
High-Fructose Diet Leads To Memory Loss
Some of the dangers of high fructose corn syrup previously were shown in different scientific media; But this is the first time that scientists were able to link between higher consumption of fructose and brain function. In a study published on May 15th 2012 on Journal of Physiology, researchers from University of California Los Angeles reported the link between memory loss and eating a high-fructose diet in mice: “Our findings illustrate that what you eat affects how you think: Eating a high-fructose diet over the long term alters your brain’s ability to learn and remember information. But adding omega-3 fatty acids to your meals can help minimize the damage.” Fernando Gomez-Pinilla, professor of neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and professor of integrative biology and physiology in the UCLA College of Letters and Science.
posted by SCIENCE NEWS at 3:17 AM