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  • Carbs Make You Stupid

    Sugar and White Carbs --> Increased Triglycerides

    Increased Triglycerides --> Cognitive Impairment

    Therefore, carbs make you stupid?

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    Obesity and Hypertriglyceridemia Produce Cognitive Impairment , 2008

    "OBESITY IS EPIDEMIC within the Western world. Studies in humans have found an association between obesity and poor cognitive performance. The mechanism(s) by which obesity results in cognitive impairment are uncertain. Postulated mechanisms include the effects of hyperglycemia, hyperinsulinemia, and vascular damage to the central nervous system...

    Here we determined whether triglycerides might also account for the cognitive impairments associated with obesity...

    We found that cognitive impairments could be produced in mice with diet-induced obesity, reversed pharmacologically by lowering triglycerides, and induced by direct injection of triglycerides into the brain...

    These findings show that triglycerides are likely one mechanism by which obesity can induce cognitive impairments."

    http://endo.endojournals.org/content.../2628.full.pdf

  • #2
    Well, there are some carboholic sugarholics that post here that truly prove your point, LOL.
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    • #3
      Indeed, it's real and observable.

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      • #4
        Heehee!
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        • #5
          Go to the food court at any mall and you will instantly know how true this is. These people are not like us.

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          • #6
            This explains the countless philosophers, scientists, researchers, and other people of high intellect whose diets have included copious amounts of carbohydrate.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by tarek View Post
              This explains the countless philosophers, scientists, researchers, and other people of high intellect whose diets have included copious amounts of carbohydrate.
              Agreed. Whatever happened to n=1?

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              • #8
                This thread is stupid.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by j3nn View Post
                  This thread is stupid.
                  ^

                  Because this forum needs more reason to talk about carbs.
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                  • #10
                    New York City Public Schools (N = 1,000,000)

                    "In the spring of 1979, New York City’s public schools ranked in the 39th percentile on standardized California Achievement Test scores given nationwide. They had been in the lower half of the country for years..."

                    "They decided to make some changes in their lunch and breakfast program. They ordered a reduction in sugar..."

                    "In the next set of achievement tests, the schools averaged in the 47th percentile – an increase five times larger than any other documented increase..."

                    "As they implemented changes eliminating artificial flavoring and coloring, as well as the BHA, and BHT preservatives – school scores rose to the 55th percentile."

                    * "Before these changes, the more school meals the children ate, the worse their scores. After the changes, this reversed: the more school meals the children ate, the better they did academically..."

                    ** "They found that it was not uniform. Not all children made a 16% improvement. Rather, the lowest achievers improved the most. In 1979, before implementing the dietary changes, 12.4% of the one million students in New York City schools were performing two or more grades below the proper level. These were the “learning disabled” and “repeat failure” children. By the end of 1983, only 4.9% of children were in that category. In other words, 7.5% of a million children – 75,000 children – were no longer “learning disabled” low-achievers, but had become able to perform at the level normal for their age. These were the children that no other efforts had helped. No other hypothesis fits: all changes were related to the dietary changes."

                    http://www.feingold.org/Research/BLU...-NYschools.pdf

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                    • #11
                      "Contrary to popular misconception, soft drinks, chocolate and sugar have never been eliminated on the Feingold Program"

                      Feingold diet isn't a reduction in carbs, it's an elimination of excitotoxic food additives. Your topic went a long way to show how carbs don't make you stupid. Speaking of:

                      "The mechanism(s) by which high triglyceride levels impair memory remain unclear, but our results suggest interesting possibilities. Acyl-CoA/free fatty acids and linoleic derivatives are capable of modifying glutamate release. Our work would suggest that triglycerides also affect the NMDA calcium channel. Oxidative stress may play a role as obesity itself is a proinflammatory, oxidatively stressed state," the authors write. "Activation of the NMDA channel can lead to increased ROS species and release nitric oxide. Finally, nitric oxide and ROS can act synergistically to increase oxidative stress and damage. Therefore, obesity-induced oxidative stress could disrupt superoxide signaling in hippocampal neurons, with the resultant synaptic dysfunction accounting for impaired cognitive function."
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                      • #12
                        True, the Feingold program is primarily about food additives such as artificial colorings but that does not change the fact that the NY city schools also lowered the sugar content.

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                        • #13
                          How much do you want to bet that the sugar they lowered was in something containing a bunch of unsaturated fat, and those similar additives. Once again, no one can prove sugar in and of itself causes any harm.

                          [citation needed]
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Derpamix View Post
                            How much do you want to bet that the sugar they lowered was in something containing a bunch of unsaturated fat, and those similar additives. Once again, no one can prove sugar in and of itself causes any harm.

                            [citation needed]
                            No one said sugar was the ONLY bad thing a person could eat. Getting rid of sugar, PUFAs, and fake additives is a triple win.

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                            • #15
                              I was intellectually and mentally impaired on less than 100g of carbs a day... the lower, the dumber. I didn't even have any form of alertness...

                              EVERYBODY functions perfectly and efficiently on the natural source of fuel - glucose.

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