Study looks at how Western diet might promote Alzheimer's

02/24/2014 | HealthDay News

Compounds known as advanced glycation end products found in fried and broiled foods may worsen cognitive and motor problems and promote beta amyloid brain deposits in mice and humans, according to new research. Mice fed a high-AGE diet developed more movement and memory problems as they aged, while older people with higher blood levels of a certain AGE compound also showed greater-than-normal mental declines, according to details published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Researchers said further studies are necessary to explain how AGEs affect the human brain.

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