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Junk Food Diet Worse for Male Brains


Junk Food Diet Worse for Male Brains
Discovery News

The team looked at male and female mice, fed either their normal diet or a 'high fat' diet. Besides containing 42 per cent fat, the high fat diet was also high in carbohydrates making it a good correlate of human junk food, said Clegg."The high fat food was tasty -- like cookie dough," said Clegg. "It would be like eating a burger and a coke."After 16 weeks on the high fat- junk food diet the male mice showed markers of inflammation in their brains -- but there was no inflammation in the female mice's hypothalamuses."It completely surprised us. It was shocking that we didn't see the inflammation," said Clegg.Want to Lose Weight? Skip These DietsThey also found that male mice on the junk food diet were more likely than females to become glucose-intolerant and to have impaired heart function.

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