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5 Weird Effects Fast Food Can Have On Your Brain

Due to our busy work schedules, most of us prefer buying fast food. Without question, fast food joints are spread across the country. The number of people eating "fast food " is growing by leaps and bounds. However, research has revealed the life-threatening effects of eating such food. One study exposes its detrimental effect it can have on the brain. Though, you may feel that you can't do away with 'fast food' this article highlights its effect and eating it in moderation is recommended.

Without further ado, let's dive into the 5 strange reasons/effects of eating fast food.

● Anxiety: Excessive fast food consumption is linked with anxiety symptoms. For example, the refined carbohydrates in it can result in blood sugar fluctuations. This may lead to panic attacks, insomnia, and other symptoms.

● May increase your risk of dementia: Surprisingly, dementia may emerge from eating lots of fatty 'fast food '. This may increase the amount of insulin produced by your pancreas. If the brain develops an insulin resistance, its ability to create and store memories could suffer, increasing dementia risk.

● A decline in learning may occur: A study at RMIT University in Australia found that people who consumed lots of fast food performed more poorly on simple memory exercises.

● You may be prone to depression: Researchers say that people who consumed "fast" food are more likely to be depressed. David Katz, MD, director of Yale University puts it this way: Higher intake of "fast food" may very well increase risks of depression by causing poor health in general.

● You may have mood swings: Research has revealed that too much consumption of 'fast' food could cause your mood to go from bad to worse. One study showed that even though there was no improvement or deterioration in positive moods, participants who already felt down reported feeling worse after eating unhealthily.

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