• Rita Hitching

#TeenBrainHackNutrition - Too many burgers damage your brain

Updated: Jun 21, 2019

Eating too many calories causes weight gain and brain damage.
Too many burgers cause neurons to die

If you are like any other average teenager, you probably eat about an extra 500 calories per day than your parents did when they were your age. So what I hear you say? Well the impact is increased waistlines, but what is more interesting is the impact on your developing brain. If you have an unhealthy diet and do little exercise then your brain starts to disintegrate soon. In other words too many calories shrinks your brain size, leads to early neurodegeneration (loss of function of neurons) and if it continues the damage is irreversible.

Read the original research: “Sugar in mind: Untangling a sweet and sour relationship beyond type 2 diabetes”. Nicolas Cherbuin, Erin I. Walsh. Frontiers in Neuroendocrinology. June 2019