High-Fat Diet Boosts Brain Proteins Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

This doesn’t seem like a surprise to me and I’m working on an article from The Food Revolution by John Robbins that discusses a connection between what is thought of as Alzheimer’s but is connected with mad cow disease. How did mad cow disease begin? Making cows into cannibals to create more profit is what created mad cow disease.

Maybe you want to think about at least knowing where your meat is coming from, or, better yet, how about no meat, it’s a beginning to a healthier you and healthier planet.

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High-Fat Diet Boosts Brain Proteins Linked to Alzheimer’s Disease

A high-fat, high-glycemic-index diet increases the concentration of proteins in the brain that are linked to Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study published by the American Medical Association. Researchers at the University of Washington assigned 47 older adults, some of whom already had mild cognitive impairment, to either a high-fat, high-GI diet or a low-fat, low-GI diet. Within four weeks, the high-fat diet increased the production of lipid-depleted Aβ, a protein linked to Alzheimer’s risk. The low-fat diet had the opposite effect. An accompanying commentary in the journal supports the finding that dietary choices can affect brain chemistry quickly and effectively.

Hanson AJ, Bayer-Carter JL, Green PS, et al. Effect of apolipoprotein E genotype and diet on apolipoprotein E lipidation and amyloid peptides. JAMA Neurol. Published ahead of print June 17, 2013.

Blacker D. Food for thought. JAMA Neurol. Published ahead of print June 17, 2013.

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