Researchers report rats that ate fatty or junk foods during pregnancy tended to have heavier pups that preferred the taste of fat directly following weaning. They also noted mothers who ate energy rich food either during pregnancy or while breastfeeding had an increased risk of their children becoming obese later in life.
A new study reports too much extra fat can impair the body's ability to send signals to the brain to stop stress responses.
A new study reports diabetics who experience high rates of complications also have an increased risk of developing dementia.
New research has established a possible link between high-fat diets and such childhood brain-based conditions as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and memory-dependent learning disabilities.