(NaturalNews) According to a new study by researchers at the University of New South Wales in Australia, eating food that is loaded with sugar and fat for just one week can have a detrimental effect on the brain’s cognitive ability. More worrying still, preliminary data suggests that this effect is permanent, indicating that junk food is even more toxic than we can possibly imagine.
For the study, the Australian researchers – who were interested in clarifying the relationship between high-energy diets and impaired cognition – fed rats a “cafeteria diet” over a one-month period. This diet was comprised of rat food supplemented with cakes, biscuits, lard and a 10 percent sucrose solution. A control group, subsisting on rat food without supplementation, was also monitored throughout the same period.
The researchers found that the rats on the junk food diet experienced noticeable cognitive impairment within a very short time…
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