Tuesday, September 16, 2008

DON'T Eat Your Vegetables (Or Drink Alcohol Or Be Obese)!

Scientists have discovered that going veggie could be bad for your brain-with those on a meat-free diet six times more likely to suffer brain shrinkage. 

Brain scans of more than 1,800 people found that people who downed 14 drinks or more a week had 1.6% more brain shrinkage than teetotallers. Women in their seventies were the most at risk. 

And being overweight or obese is linked to brain loss, Swedish researchers discovered. Scans of around 300 women found that those with brain shrink had an average body mass index of 27 And for every one point increase in their BMI the loss rose by 13 to 16%. 

You can read more here.

Some questions:
-Will this study change any of your current habits?
-Do you find studies such as these to be reliable (the whole "eggs are good/ eggs are bad" debate)?
-Do you think a shrinking brain has negative effects on the person?
-Does the brain shrink naturally with age anyways?

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