Study Suggests Link Between Eating Habits and Reduced Cognitive Function

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Study Suggests Link Between Eating Habits and Reduced Cognitive Function

Study Suggests Link , Between Eating Habits , and Reduced Cognitive Function.

CNN reports that a new study has revealed a link between eating ultraprocessed foods and cognitive decline.

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The study defined ultraprocessed foods as , "industrial formulations of food substances (oils, fats, sugars, starch, and protein isolates) that contain little or no whole foods and typically include flavorings, colorings, emulsifiers, and other cosmetic additives.".

According to the study, consuming more that 20% of your daily caloric intake from ultraprocessed foods can impact areas of the brain involved with executive function.

According to the study, consuming more that 20% of your daily caloric intake from ultraprocessed foods can impact areas of the brain involved with executive function.

Executive function includes the ability to process information and make decisions.

People with the highest intake of ultraprocessed foods experienced a 28% faster rate of overall cognitive decline and a 25% faster rate of executive function decline.

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People who consumed more than 20% of daily calories from processed foods had a 28% faster decline in global cognition and a 25% faster decline in executive functioning compared to people who ate less than 20%, Natalia Gonçalves, Study coauthor and researcher at the University of São Paulo Medical School, via CNN.

People who consumed more than 20% of daily calories from processed foods had a 28% faster decline in global cognition and a 25% faster decline in executive functioning compared to people who ate less than 20%, Natalia Gonçalves, Study coauthor and researcher at the University of São Paulo Medical School, via CNN.

The study, which followed over 10,000 Brazillians for as long as ten years, was presented August 1 at the 2022 Alzheimer's Association International Conference.

In Brazil, ultraprocessed foods make up 25% to 30% of total calorie intake.

We have McDonald's, Burger King and we eat a lot of chocolate and white bread, Dr. Claudia Suemoto, Coauthor and assistant professor at the University of São Paulo Medical School, via CNN.

In Brazil, ultraprocessed foods make up 25% to 30% of total calorie intake.

We have McDonald's, Burger King and we eat a lot of chocolate and white bread, Dr. Claudia Suemoto, Coauthor and assistant professor at the University of São Paulo Medical School, via CNN.

58% of the calories consumed by United States citizens, 56.8% of the calories consumed by British citizens, and 48% of the calories consumed by Canadians come from ultraprocessed foods, Dr. Claudia Suemoto, Coauthor and assistant professor at the University of São Paulo Medical School, via CNN


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