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Scientists link fast food to Alzheimer's

December 1, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
Swedish researchers may have found a link between eating fast food and the development of Alzheimer's disease.A new study reveals a diet rich in fat, sugar and cholesterol could increase the risk of Alzheimer's.

Scientists studied mice genetically engineered to mimic the effect of a gene found in people at risk for Alzheimer's. After the mice were fed foods high in fat, sugar, and cholesterol for nine months, they showed chemical changes in the brain that contribute to the development of Alzheimer's disease.

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