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Does 'Supersizing' Supershrink Your Brain? 283

Posted by Soulskill
from the food-for-thought dept.
Rambo Tribble writes "As reported by the BBC, the journal Neurology is set to release the findings of a study in Oregon on diet and brain shrinkage in Alzheimer's victims. The upshot is: a diet rich in vitamins and omega-3 fatty acids is beneficial; trans fat and fast food are detrimental."
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Does 'Supersizing' Supershrink Your Brain?

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  • by lightknight (213164) on Friday December 30, 2011 @02:46PM (#38540884) Homepage

    Fast food, last I checked, had adequate levels of macro nutrients, but suffers from a lack of micro nutrients (the levels are too low to be considered 'good' enough as the sole source of food).

    Here's a study detailing fast food / its lack of micro-nutrients and its effects on rats -> http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18718129

    Granted, these are lab rats, which ave plenty enough problems as they are, but it does support my argument.

    As for the 'vitamin industry,' I can assure you that I am a scientist, and view their claims with less credibility than you do (goes in the same pile as homeopathy or various cures for cancer via Royal Rife machines).

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