Junk Food Ruins Memory

Researchers at New South Wales University have discovered that unhealthy diets of cakes, fast foods and sweet treats can not only have an impact on weight, but on the memory too.

An experiment showed that rats on high-fat diets had weakened memories after almost a week.

The rats taking part in the trial where placed on a range of different diets.

It was the rats on diets with high fat and sugar that had impaired memories.

These diets included cakes, chips and biscuits. The affected rats could not notice when an object had been moved as well as the unaffected rats.

The rats also showed inflammation in the part of the brain linked to spatial memory.

The damage is thought to be permanent as the memory damage was not reversed when the rats switched to a healthy diet.

Article written by D Mulhern

 

 

 

 

 

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evelyn
evelyn
6 years ago

omg didnt know that i wont eat that much junk food

Rosie
Rosie
6 years ago

Wow I so did not know that now I will eat less junk food I do not want to get amnesia

Rosie
Rosie
6 years ago

Wow I did not know that I do not want to forget anything

Taine
6 years ago

omg that is like wow but look at the photo look at all that food but I would so not eat all of it

kiwitest
6 years ago

Yuck! That food looks gross. I’m glad I’m not one of those affected rats.

dantelamont
dantelamont
5 years ago

OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG

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4 years ago

Wow, that is just really really really really really really really really really sad:-(

sweetascandy
4 years ago

wow this is all so interesting !!!!

sweetascandy
4 years ago

and so weird!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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