Senior Care

Carbs are Detrimental to the Brain

By March 17, 2016 No Comments

Alzheimer’s disease, the most common form of dementia, now affects some 5.4 million Americans, representing the third leading cause of death in our country.

Even more troubling is the fact that this number is predicted to double in just the next 15 years.

Women are disproportionately at risk, representing 65% of Alzheimer’s cases.

In fact, a woman’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease now exceeds her risk of developing breast cancer.

The annual cost for caring for Alzheimer’s patients exceeds $200 billion.

All this for a disease for which we currently have no meaningful treatment.

Drugs are not the answer, they just mask symptoms and destroy the body and mind.

Research summarized that reducing carbohydrate consumption is associated with reduced risk of mental decline.

In addition, they point out results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey revealing that a diet with a high percentage of fat is associated with better processing speed, learning and memory, while lower processing speed was associated with a diet that favored higher carbohydrate foods.

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