Nov 27, 2008

Eating Vegetables Can Shrink the Brain--Study

baby eating red appleScientists discovered that eating more vegetables, especially those who eat vegies 6 times in a row, can cause brain shrinkage based on a recent study conducted by Oxford University scientists. What's the reason for this?

Below--The study about the effects of Eating Vegetables

Vegetarians are most affected. According to the experts, the best sources of vitamins are meat, such as liver, milk and seafood. When a person lacks Vitamin B12, he/ she will be prone to anaemia and inflammation of the nervous system.

As reported by The Times of India, "the link was discovered by Oxford University scientists who used memory tests, physical checks and brain scans to examine 107 people between the ages of 61 and 87.

When the volunteers were retested five years later the medics found those with the lowest levels of vitamin B12 were also the most likely to have brain shrinkage. It confirms earlier research showing a link between brain atrophy and low levels of B12.

Brain scans of more than 1,800 people found that people who downed 14 drinks or more a week had 1.6% more brain shrinkage than teetotallers. Women in their seventies were the most at risk."

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"Beer does less damage than wine according to a study in Alcohol and Alcoholism.

Researchers found that the hippocampus-the part of the brain that stores memories - was 10% smaller in beer drinkers than those who stuck to wine.

And being overweight or obese is linked to brain loss, Swedish researchers discovered. Scans of around 300 women found that those with brain shrink had an average body mass index of 27 And for every one point increase in their BMI the loss rose by 13 to 16%."

Eating Vegetables Can Shrink the Brain--Study