High-Sugar Diet Can Impair Learning And Memory By Altering Gut Bacteria

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"High-Sugar Diet Can Impair Learning And Memory By Altering Gut Bacteria"



http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/06/24/gut-bacteria-brain-cognit_n_7644484.html

 


"New research from Oregon State University finds a high-sugar, high-fat diet causes changes in gut bacteria that seem to lead to significant losses in cognitive flexibility, a measurement of the brain's ability to switch between thinking about one concept to another, and to adapt to changes in the environment.


The study, which was conducted on mice and published this week in the journal Neuroscience, found that a high-sugar diet was particularly detrimental to brain function, leading not only to decreased cognitive flexibility but also to impairments in short- and long-term memory."


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