Does Junk Food steal Memories?

Obesity, a multifactorial metabolic disorder, is rapidly increasing in western and developing countries. Nearly 35% of adults over the age of 20 and 50% of adults over the age of 60 have a metabolic syndrome, which may lead to serious health problems. In fact, we consume more food than necessary and this food is usually far from being healthy. Indeed, life style and education shape the direction in which humanity is going globally. Interestingly, factors associated with metabolic syndromes negatively impact cognition and thus represent serious risk factors for dementia and intellectual disabilities (Yaffe K et al., 2004). In fact, “junk food”, which is food mostly enriched in sugar and fat (I know, we often crave it), strongly disrupts learning and memory functions in both humans and rodents. Given that…


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