Our ability to focus may falter after eating one meal high in saturated fat

 

Fatty food may feel like a friend during these troubled times, but new research suggests that eating just one meal high in saturated fat can hinder our ability to concentrate — not great news for people whose diets have gone south while they’re working at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The study compared how 51 women performed on a test of their attention after they ate either a meal high in saturated fat or the same meal made with sunflower oil, which is high in unsaturated fat.

Their performance on the test was worse after eating the high-saturated-fat meal than after they ate the meal containing a healthier fat, signaling a link between that fatty food and the brain.

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Medicina praticada hoje em dia se parece com ‘fast food’, diz pesquisador

 

 

 

 

 

 

A medicina atual e os restaurantes fast-food têm mais em comum do que se poderia imaginar –pelo menos segundo um movimento italiano que prega atendimentos médicos mais humanizados. O italiano Marco Bobbio vê na medicina atual desperdício de recursos, excesso de velocidade em vários momentos e ainda falta de conexão com os pacientes.

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