Image of brain of an obese man. Shows overlay of a normal brain and a smaller obesogenic brain.

Western Diet Makes You Stupid

My hubby found this article, “Western food makes you stupid.” Wow, what a show stopping title! I had to find out what led the author to make such an assertion. This took me on a trip down science lane. Take the trip with me. I learned that the title, Western food makes you stupid," is overstated. A title which reflects the facts would read, "Eating a Western Diet will reduce cognitive and motor skills and cause dementia in some of us if we make bad food choices for a lifetime."

Eating a Western diet impacts your brain immediately in subtle ways with an increasing negative impact the longer you overindulge in ...