Combining medications used to treat neurological disorders, such as epilepsy and migraines, with blood pressure medications reversed some aspects of breast cancer in mice at high risk of developing the disease due to the high-fat diets fed to their mothers during pregnancy.
A mechanism that links exposure to high-fat diets in mice to changes in hypothalamic function which leads to depression has been identified. Saturated fatty acids enter the brain via the bloodstream, where they accumulate and affect key signaling pathways associated with the development of depression.
Researchers report high fat diet in female mice can have an epigenetic effect on future generations. The study found high fat diets had lead to an increased risk of obesity, insulin resistance and addictive behaviors over three generations of offspring.
A new study reports high fat and high sugar diets alter gut bacteria and cause changes in cognitive flexibility, or the power to adapt to changes in situations.
Maternal exposure to a high-fat diet during pregnancy and lactation can have a lasting, detrimental effect on the cognitive ability and behaviors of their offspring.
Female mice exposed to a high-fat diet have limited hippocampal neurogenesis. The findings may explain why women are at higher risk of developing dementia than men.
A new study reports high fat diets can impair the function of the mesolimbic dopamine system.
According to researchers, high fat diets appear to prompt microglia to start consuming synapses in mice.
Eating a high-fat diet can help with the absorption of oral CBD for those with epilepsy. Previous studies have linked CBD to helping manage seizures associated with epilepsy.
Researchers report high fat diets in teens is associated with poor stress coping skills later in life.