Eating highly processed foods could accelerate cognitive decline: study

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A new study reveals that eating highly processed foods may be linked to a faster rate of cognitive decline. Highly processed foods like convenience foods, microwave-frozen meals and instant noodles can be quick and easy to prepare, but based on the results of the recent study, it might be more worthwhile to spend more time in the kitchen.

The study results were presented Monday at the Alzheimer’s Association’s international conference in San Diego and examined the diets and cognition of more than 10,000 middle-aged and older adults in Brazil. The study looked at participants up to 10 years old and included both men and women.

The study found that adults who ate the most processed foods had a 25% faster decline in their “executive function” which is their ability to plan, execute and act than those who eat less highly processed foods.

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Eating highly processed foods may be linked to a faster rate of cognitive decline, a new study finds.

Eating highly processed foods may be linked to a faster rate of cognitive decline, a new study finds.
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In another recent study published by American Academy of Neurology on Science News found that people who eat large amounts of ultra-processed foods have a higher risk of developing dementia.

Highly processed foods are foods that contain few whole ingredients and often contain flavorings, colorings, or other additives. This includes white bread, cookies, crackers, ice cream, candies, hot dogs, sugary drinks, fried snacks and other processed meats.

Some examples of highly processed foods include potato chips, sugary drinks, cookies, and fried snacks.

Some examples of highly processed foods include potato chips, sugary drinks, cookies, and fried snacks.
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“No matter how many calories, no matter how much healthy food you try to eat, ultra-processed foods are not good for your cognition,” said study author Claudia Suemoto.