Eating the equivalent of an extra-fast-food burger a day can lead to irreversible dementia, warns a study.
- A study has found strong associations between fast food and irreversible dementia in her brain "
- The average person now eats 650 calories a day compared to the 1970s
- He said good food and at a young age Staying Active Reduces Risk
Eating fast food can cause irreversible dementia, warns a study.
The investigation found that the average person consumed 650 extra calories daily compared to the 1970s, making a burger, soft drink and French fries.
Nicolas Cherbuin, a professor at the Australian National University, and his team found strong evidence that unhealthy eating habits and little to no physical activity It is associated with a deterioration in brain function such as dementia and brain shrinkage.
her brain with a really bad fast food diet and little to no exercise, "says Professor Cherbuin.
"Many People with Dementia and Other Cognitive Signs Dysfunction, including brain shrinkage, has increased the risk over the course of life by eating too much bad food and not exercising enough," he said.
Professor Cherbuin said that the best chance of preventing brain problems such as dementia and brain shrinkage in the future is to feed well and stay active from an early age.
He said, "The damage caused is as good as irreversible as soon as a person reaches the middle of life. We urge everyone to eat healthily and stay in shape as early as possible – preferably in childhood, but certainly in early adulthood.
Professor Cherbuin said that her research not only links type 2 diabetes and the rapid deterioration of brain function, but also shows a clear link between brain deterioration and unhealthy lifestyles.
He said, "As a society we have to stop asking," Do you want fries with it? "
The message is simple, but making a positive change will be a big challenge. Individuals, parents, physicians and governments play an important role. & # 39;
] Professor Cherbuin said, "The damage done is so good how irreversible once a person has reached the middle of life. We therefore urge everyone to eat healthily and get in shape as early as possible – preferably in childhood, but certainly in early adulthood (archive image).
The study analyzed the results of 200 studies, including the "Personality and Overall Health" (PATH) Through Life project, which examined brain health and the aging of 7,000 people.
Thirty percent of the world's adult population is either overweight or obese.
More than 10 percent of adults will have type 2 diabetes by 2030.
WHAT IS DEMENTIA?
Dementia is a collective term used to describe a series of progressive neurological disorders, i. H. Diseases of the brain.
There are many different types of dementia, of which Alzheimer's disease is the most common.
Some people may have a combination of dementia types.
Regardless of which type is diagnosed, each person experiences their own dementia in their own way.
Dementia is a global problem, but it is most common in wealthier countries. Where people probably live to old age.
How many people are affected?
The Alzheimer's Society reports that more than 850,000 people in the UK today live with dementia, more than 500,000 of them suffer from Alzheimer's.
It is estimated that the number of people with dementia in the United Kingdom will rise to more than 1 million by 2025.
An estimated 5.5 million people in the United States suffer from Alzheimer's disease. A similar percentage increase is expected in the coming years.
With increasing age, the risk of developing dementia also increases.
The rates of diagnosis are improving, but many dementia sufferers are still considered undiagnosed.  IS THERE A HEALING?
There is currently no cure for dementia.
But new drugs can slow the progression, and the sooner they are discovered, the more effective the treatments.
Source: Dementia UK