Come on unhealthy habits Current lifestyles of high-calorie diets and little exercise may be causing brain health to deteriorate further, according to a study published in Australia today.
The study, led by Nicolas Cherbuin of the Australian National University (ANU), found that the average person currently eats around 100g 650 additional kilocalories per day compared to 50 years ago, which is equivalent to a fast food hamburger with fries and a soft drink.
“People are wasting their brains on this really bad diet of fast food and almost no exercise,” Cherbuin said, according to a statement from the university.
“We have found clear evidence that unhealthy eating habits and lack of exercise over a long period of time carry a serious risk of developing type 2 diabetes and significant deterioration in brain function, such as dementia and brain shrinkage,” he added.
According to the study, 30 percent of the world’s adult population is overweight or obese, and by 2030, more than 10 percent of the world’s adult population will have type 2 diabetes.
The expert pointed out that there is a connection between this type of diabetes and the worsening of the condition Brain functions It has long been known, research shows, that the loss of neurons and their functions begins “much earlier” and this has been linked to unhealthy lifestyles.
The expert said that “we eat too many bad foods, especially fast food,” and warned that efforts to prevent deterioration in brain health, including dementia, start too late, starting only at age 60.
“The damage caused is fairly irreversible once people reach middle age, so we urge everyone to eat healthily and get fit as quickly as possible, preferably in childhood but especially in early adulthood,” Cherbuin said.