How do high-fat diets affect your memory?


Researchers from Ohio State University have delved deeper into how high-fat diets might impact memory.

The study identified the omega-3 fatty acid DHA as a potential defense against fat-induced brain inflammation.

Moreover, in aging mice, a high-fat diet was found to alter cell-signaling, impeding the creation of new memories.

Their earlier research on aging rats established a link between processed food diets, brain inflammation, and signs of memory loss.

In conclusión:

The omega-3 fatty acid DHA can counteract the inflammation in the brain caused by a high-fat diet.

High-fat diets in aging mice have shown to disturb specific brain cell signaling, hampering new memory formation.

The study focuses on microglia and hippocampal neurons, with palmitic acid from high-fat foods found to induce increased inflammation in both.

Source: Ohio State University