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Your Brain on Fructose: Bad News, Good News

Fructose is pervasive in our Western diet and commercial and processed foods as high-fructose corn syrup. It has been shown to diminish the brain’s ability to learn and remember and affects regions in the brain that control metabolism and brain function. Fructose can damage hundreds of genes in our brain linked to many diseases and disorders such as diabetes, obesity, cardiovascular disease, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, ADHD, depression and bipolar disorder. The study also revealed the mechanism of changes in the brain which provides insight into new treatments and that DHA, an omega-3 fatty acid, may reverse the damage. Click here to learn more.