Type, not amount, of fat decreases cognitive function in women

6 years ago
This article was written by a member of the SheKnows Community. It has not been edited, vetted or reviewed by our editorial staff, and any opinions expressed herein are the writer’s own.

A study of 6,000 women (all over 65) found that changes in cognitive function were reflective of the TYPE of fat - not the amount - that they ate.

Those who ate the most saturated fat (red meat, butter, etc.) had the worst overall cognitiion and memory over the 4 years they were tested.

Those who at the most monounsaturated fats (olive oil) had the best cognitive scores.

In addition, it's important to note that declines in cognitive function can increase the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's.

And it's never too late to start substituting your bad fat for the good stuff!

Here's the article:

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/245574.php

More from health

Health & Wellness
by HelloFlo N/A | 2 hours ago
Health & Wellness
by Elizabeth Yuko | a day ago
Health & Wellness
by Monica Beyer | a day ago
Health & Wellness
by Elizabeth Yuko | 2 days ago
Health & Wellness
by Elizabeth Yuko | 3 days ago
Health & Wellness
by Elizabeth Yuko | 3 days ago
Health & Wellness
by Caitlin Flynn | 3 days ago
Health & Wellness
by Christina Marfice | 4 days ago
Health & Wellness
by Catherine Conelly | 4 days ago
Health & Wellness
by Elizabeth Yuko | 4 days ago
Health & Wellness
by Sarah Watts | 5 days ago
Health & Wellness
by Monica Beyer | 5 days ago
Health & Wellness
by Monica Beyer | 6 days ago
Health & Wellness
by Caitlin Flynn | 7 days ago
Health & Wellness
by Elizabeth Yuko | 8 days ago
Health & Wellness
by Elizabeth Yuko | 9 days ago
Health & Wellness
by Elizabeth Yuko | 9 days ago
Health & Wellness
by Lindsay Tigar | 9 days ago
Health & Wellness
by Melissa Young | 10 days ago
Health & Wellness
by Elizabeth Yuko | 10 days ago