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    Now I know why I keep forgetting things
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    Although the researchers were focused on triggers for brain plaque formation, they also found that, unexpectedly, a high protein diet apparently led to a smaller brain.</blockquote>


    http://bit.ly/flFJc


    Although rats seem to react differently to fats that humans, the study seems interesting. Note the part where the high-fat/low-carb diet seems to not have this effect on brain size or the formation of plaque.

    “Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.” -Oscar Wilde
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    I thought our brains got bigger when we started eating meat and shrank once we added grains and sugar.

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      I thought the same. It would be interesting to compare brain sizes amongst hunter gatherers and westerners. Size doesn&#39;t seem to matter when it comes to human brains though...

      “Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.” -Oscar Wilde
      "The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." -George Bernard Shaw
      "The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass." -Martin Mull

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        That research sounds a lot like that of Key&#39;s. It was never accurately determined what exactly leads to plaque but the researchers tentatively put forward a theory that it must be high fat and high protein.

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          Yes. I would also like to look at the paper&#39;s methodology. These type of studies tend to not discriminate amongst the different types of fats.


          Although some do to some extent, like this one:

          http://bit.ly/31vr9l


          They point out that the high-fat diets were low in o-3, which leads me to think they where probably rich in vegetable oils or other western o-6 rich fats.

          “Every saint has a past and every sinner has a future.” -Oscar Wilde
          "The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it." -George Bernard Shaw
          "The trouble with jogging is that the ice falls out of your glass." -Martin Mull

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            Who cares about researches? It&#39;s all propaganda. There&#39;s a research for almost anything thinkable, and they all contradict themselves. I&#39;m getting tired of them.

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              I can think of a number of poeple who care about researches How else would we become civilazed population as we are today?

              The problem is in the quality of researches.

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                We&#39;re civilized?

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                  LOL.

                  Life on Earth may be punishing, but it includes an annual free trip around the sun!

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                    Raphael S., well, that depends what you mean by that word. I guess I would very much like to think of myself as a civilized individual.

                    Just look at the way we all communicate here. Imagine the possibility of talking to hundreds of individuals with similar mind sets from all over the world at the click of a button 100 years ago? How awesome is that? I&#39;m pretty sure there was some serious research involved before this became possible

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                      It sounds like this confirms that a high protien diet without a high fat intake is dangerous, but I think we already knew that!


                      However I have no doubt that some CWers will take this as confimation of the prevailing wisdom.

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                        chocolatechip69, researches also created the atomic bomb, gas chambers, trans fats, possibly the swine flu - you name it. We&#39;re an advanced civilization, sure. Civilized, no.


                        robinbrooke, I think the same. Do they even mention what they consider a high protein diet? I don&#39;t see it. The PB should consist of no more than 1 gram of fat per pound, I believe. So that&#39;s not high protein, considering the rest of our calories come from fat and little carbs. And yes, commoners will take that as "meat is bad!!!"

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                          Here is the link that shows how omega 3 helps with Alzheimers


                          http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases...1226003611.htm

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                            Cordain may have also done some Alzheimer&#39;s research. He obviously linked it with sugar and grain lectins or something like that...

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                              BTW im pretty sure the AAAS-american academy for advancement of/in science-is highly funded by big pharma/agra/dairy... so take the study with a grain of salt...


                              Id like to see the details of the study too

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