Drs. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
Dr. Mehmet Oz is host of the popular TV show “The Dr. Oz Show.” He is a professor in the Department of Surgery at Columbia University and directs the Cardiovascular Institute and Complementary Medicine Program and New York-Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Mike Roizen is chief medical officer at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute, an award-winning author, and has been the doctor to eight Nobel Prize winners and more than 100 Fortune 500 CEOs.

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OPINION

High-Fat Diet Damages Memory

Dr. Mehmet Oz, M.D. and Dr. Mike Roizen, M.D. By Wednesday, 10 April 2024 12:13 PM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

If you find yourself thinking, "Fat chance I'll remember that," you may be on to something.

If you're one of the 66% of American adults who eat more unhealthy fats than recommended, you may be damaging your memory-related cognition — and that's especially true if you eat a high-fat diet in the days or weeks leading up to surgery.

That's the conclusion of researchers who examined lab rats’ responses to ingesting fatty foods for as little as three days.

They found that the inflammation associated with the high-fat diet is enough to dim memory-building in older animals. And when the inflammation that comes from surgery is added to that, it spells double trouble even for younger animals.

These findings are added to many other studies showing that unhealthy brain aging is often the result of long-term inflammation that hampers brain cells’ ability to bounce back from damage.

The good news is that the researchers found the omega-3 fatty acid DHA protects against the memory-damaging effects of inflammation and surgery.

The researchers suggest that anyone who eats a high-fat diet can gain brain-protecting benefits by eating foods with DHA, including fatty fish such as salmon, herring, and ocean trout, and taking supplements of fish oil or algal oil omega-3s (which contain the fatty acids DHA and EPA).

© King Features Syndicate


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If you're one of the 66% of American adults who eat more unhealthy fats than recommended, you may be damaging your memory-related cognition.
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