High-Fat Diet May Increase Alzheimer's Risk

June 17, 2013 11:31 PM

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High-Fat Diet May Increase Alzheimer's Risk

Diets high in saturated fat and sugar may increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, and a new study may explain why.

In the study, participants who ate a diet high in saturated fat (including lots of beef and bacon) and "high glycemic index" foods (such as white rice and white bread) had an increase in levels of a protein called amyloid-beta in their cerebral spinal fluid. Amyloid-beta is a key component of the br...

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