Western Diet May Promote Sognitive Decline And Neurodegeneration

Western Diet May Promote Sognitive Decline And Neurodegeneration

Western diet may promote cognitive decline and neurodegeneration. Recently researchers studied the role of a Western diet in cognitive decline and neurodegenerative issues in mice.

Previous research has discovered a link between poor diet and obesity and Alzheimer’s disease.

The new research in rodents may suggest the need for the development of potential therapies for treating neurodegenerative disorders.

Many studies have shown an association between a typical Western diet and adverse reactions in the body, including prostate cancer, sepsis, and chronic gut infections.

The latest research revealed that a Western diet may negatively affect brain function, leading to cognitive decline and neurodegenerative issues. The study may offer potential therapies for the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease.

The study was published in the journal iScience.

The Alzheimer’s Association (AA) states that Alzheimer’s disease affects more than 6 million adults in the United States and about 1 million people in the U.S. have Parkinson’s disease, according to the Parkinson’s Foundation.

The current research suggests that a Western diet may cause cognitive decline and neurodegeneration.

“This research offers a novel avenue to attenuate the effects of the Western diet by blocking Na,K-ATPase signaling in fat cells. Although this work is interesting, the connection to neurodegeneration is preliminary. An important next step for this research would be to provide more evidence of neuronal protection and explore a mechanism for this effect,” Dr. Percy Griffin, Ph.D., director of Scientific Engagement for the AA, said.