Study links fried foods to dementia and diabetes

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A ‘compelling’ study, from [b]Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York[/b] suggests changes in cooking habits might reduce levels of glycotoxins and help prevent diabetes and dementia, reports [s]The Guardian[/s]. Toxic chemicals found at high concentrations in fried and grilled meats may raise the risk of diabetes and dementia, researchers say. Rodents raised on a Western-style diet rich in compounds called glycotoxins showed early signs of diabetes, along with brain changes and symptoms that are seen in Alzheimer’s disease. The findings matched what the researchers saw in a small number of older people, where those with higher levels of glycotoxins in their circulation had memory and other cognitive problems, and signs of insulin resistance, which precedes diabetes.
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