Unhealthy eating not only expands your waistline, it can shrink your brain. Australian researchers have shown for the first time the part of the brain used for learning, memory and metal health is smaller in people with bad diets. The study by Deakin University and Australian National University also suggests older Australians who enjoy sweet drinks and eat salty snacks and processed meats have smaller hippocampi. Associate Professor Felice Jacka said while people worry a out waistline the study shows brain health is also affected. Its's becoming even clearer that diet is also critically important to mental health. Prof Jacka said.
The findings could provide further insight into dementia and mental health issues.
About time they catch up!