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Wednesday, 6 May 2015

A Shocking Fact to all chocolate and cake lovers

Alzheimer's Disease Reportedly Connected To Eating Too Much Cake And Chocolate; Too Much Sugar Leads To Dementia?

New research reportedly suggests too much chocolates, cakes and other sugary foods can lead to Alzheimer's Disease.
According to Mirror, a study in mice reportedly found "high levels of blood sugar rapidly increased rogue proteins in the body which combine and kill brain cells, ultimately leading to dementia."

In the study, which was done by US researchers at Washington University in St Louis, Missouri, found that increased levels of glucose in the blood may quickly elevate levels of the toxic protein amyloid beta which is reportedly thought to be an early driver of the complex changes in the brain. This could reportedly lead to Alzheimer's. The sticky protein reportedly forms harmful "plaques" which destroy the brain, by killing nerves which could reportedly cause memory loss and confusion.

According to Bioscience Technology, Dr. Shannon Macauley, a postdoctoral researcher at the school and the lead author of the research said the study opens up ways of looking at Alzheimer's Disease and its causes.
"Our results suggest that diabetes, or other conditions that make it hard to control blood sugar levels, can have harmful effects on brain function and exacerbate neurological conditions such as Alzheimer's disease. "This observation opens up a new avenue of exploration for how Alzheimer's disease develops in the brain as well as offe3rs a new therapeutic target for the treatment of this devastating neurologic disorder," Macauley reportedly said, as quoted by Bioscience Technology.
Dr. Laura Phipps of Alzheimer's Research UK reportedly believes that the link between diabetes and Alzheimer's disease needs to be explored more. "There is a large body of evidence linking diabetes to an increased risk of dementia but the biological mechanisms underlying this link are not yet fully understood. Further investment in research is crucial," Phipps reportedly said.
Though the findings need to be explored more, there may be no harm in avoiding too much sweets as it can reportedly cause a lot of other negative effects to the body, aside the possible risk of Alzheimer's Disease.

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