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Posted on: 26-11-14
Too much junk food can lead to memory loss

Junk foods, due to it's taste and other irresistible factors are preferred by most of us. You might end up landing in trouble as a recent study has come out wit a conclusion that junk food can destroy your memory. Especially in young and middle aged men. The research by University of California, San Diego, has produced clear results on memory loss and impairement. The ones who showed notably increased and worse performance on a world memory test were men who consumed the most6 trans fats, the food rich in high fat cakes, pastries, chips, fast food items.

Lead author Dr Beatrice Golomb studied adults who had not been diagnosed with heart disease, including men aged 20 or older and postmenopausal women. Participants completed a dietary questionnaire, from which the researchers estimated participants' trans fat consumption. To assess memory, researchers presented participants with a series of 104 cards showing words. Participants had to state whether each word was new or a word duplicated from a prior card.

A diet rich in fruits and vegetables can help reduce your risk of a variety of diseases, including heart attack and stroke. Eating produce regularly can protect against certain cancers and decrease the risk of obesity and Type 2 diabetes. In addition, most vegetables are low-calorie foods that contain high levels of many vitamins and minerals and fiber, all of which can improve overall health. Junk foods are often the exact opposite of healthy foods - they are high in calories and low in nutrients.

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