The University of Illinois College of Medicine reports in Psychoneuroendocrinology via senior author Gregory Freund that:
“We found that a high-fat diet rapidly affected dopamine metabolism in the brains of juvenile mice, triggering anxious behaviors and learning deficiencies. Interestingly, when methylphenidate (Ritalin) was administered, the learning and memory problems went away.”
This poses interesting questions in regards to how a high fat diet affects a condition like fibromyalgia, whose sufferers point to trouble concentrating and issues with a condition called “fibro fog” which includes not only concentration issues but cognitive and memory issues.
You can read about the study here.
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