18 May 2012
Fats which are deemed either good or bad for the heart could also be having the same effects on brain health.
This is the main finding of a new study carried out by researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital, which detailed that some fats could impact a person's memory or cognitive function.
For example, the researchers highlighted that saturated fat has a link to a decrease in overall cognitive function and memory in women if consumed in high doses.
On the flip side, people who ate many foods containing mono-unsaturated fat could reverse these effects where their brain health is concerned.
Doctor Olivia Okereke, from the department of psychiatry at Brigham and Women's Hospital, commented: "Our findings have significant public health implications. Substituting in the good fat in place of the bad fat is a fairly simple dietary modification that could help prevent decline in memory."
Charity group Headway has also recently pointed out that any head injury should be checked out by a medical professional, as there is always a risk of the incident developing into a devastating brain injury.
Posted by Philip Briggs
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