Skip to comments.Eating veggies shrinks the brain
Posted on 09/14/2008 8:33:27 PM PDT by null and void
MELBOURNE: Scientists have discovered that going veggie could be bad for your brain-with those on a meat-free diet six times more likely to suffer brain shrinkage.
Vegans and vegetarians are the most likely to be deficient because the best sources of the vitamin are meat, particularly liver, milk and fish. Vitamin B12 deficiency can also cause anaemia and inflammation of the nervous system. Yeast extracts are one of the few vegetarian foods which provide good levels of the vitamin.
The link was discovered by Oxford University scientists who used memory tests, physical checks and brain scans to examine 107 people between the ages of 61 and 87.
When the volunteers were retested five years later the medics found those with the lowest levels of vitamin B12 were also the most likely to have brain shrinkage. It confirms earlier research showing a link between brain atrophy and low levels of B12.
Brain scans of more than 1,800 people found that people who downed 14 drinks or more a week had 1.6% more brain shrinkage than teetotallers. Women in their seventies were the most at risk.
Beer does less damage than wine according to a study in Alcohol and Alcoholism.
Researchers found that the hippocampus-the part of the brain that stores memories - was 10% smaller in beer drinkers than those who stuck to wine.
And being overweight or obese is linked to brain loss, Swedish researchers discovered. Scans of around 300 women found that those with brain shrink had an average body mass index of 27 And for every one point increase in their BMI the loss rose by 13 to 16%.
“Beer does less damage than wine according to a study in Alcohol and Alcoholism.
Researchers found that the hippocampus-the part of the brain that stores memories - was 10% smaller in beer drinkers than those who stuck to wine. “
Is it me, or do these sentences sound contradictory?
So, if you’re a fat, drunk vegetarian you’re brain has shrunk about 40%.
Yes, that explains a LOT.
So was I....
I wasn't going to.
Anybody else not going to post this and comment?
One of my friends dates a vegetarian. They joined us for dinner and a few drinks last night.
She is a nutcase that is supporting Obama. She said to me that Sarah Palin is a nazi.
Anyway, this just further supports the article about the brain shrinkage.
Both beer and wine make you think other organs are larger!
I know canned veggies are definitely not good for you on a consistant basis. The Sodium content is outrageous. Of course, it’s a preservative but still not good.
Somehow I knew that.
They also make the female kind seem smaller as well.
They're only contradictory to those who aren't drinking.
Ms Peta is fine after a few beers and some meat.
Vishwanathan Anand, current World Chess Champion, vegetarian since birth.
Srinivasa Ramanujan, arguably one of the greatest mathematicians of all time, vegetarian all his life. If an exception breaks the rule, the rule is broken
I really had to stare at that word “Abuse” for a bit. Wasn’t sure why...
I’m married, so my wife is the RULER of the house....
Cows = Dumb and Tasty
Tigers = Big, stringy and smart.
Says it all.
Eat Cows, consult a Tiger for Market Analysis
If only that were true....
Eat more moose
Wonder what the T & A means.