Excessive saturated fat has long been believed to raise bad cholesterol levels and lead to poor cardiovascular health. Now, a new study suggests that high-fat foods may also affect brain health – especially in children.
Researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Zurich found that young mice who were fed high-fat diets began to show signs of cognitive impairment even before they started to gain weight. In both mice and humans, the prefrontal cortex matures in adolescence, and controls memory and inhibition.
The mice were exposed to extremely high levels of fat, so eating fast food every once in a while shouldn’t be a problem. But regular consumption of high-fat processed meats could be cause for concern.
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