Saturated fats can impact brain function

May 18, 2012

A new study finds women who eat a lot of bad saturated fat may hurt their overall brain function and memory over time.

But, in contrast, eating more good monounsaturated fats improved brain function and memory.

Researchers add, this suggests that fats may have the same effect on the brain as they do on the heart.

Scientists reporting in the Annals of Neurology say, just like exercising, maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking may be another modifiable factor in the fight against mental decline.

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