How fat babies develop healthy adult brains

Human babies are the only land mammals born fat, and there is good reason for that. When humans evolved from plant-eating tree-dwellers to omnivorous land-dwellers, an extraordinary burst of brain growth was triggered. The large human brain is dependent on fat for growth and function, from conception to old age.

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The link between diet and depression: 5 important facts

Although diet plays a crucial role in the normal functioning of the brain, it is often overlooked as a major cause of depression, despite all the evidence. This article describes how certain nutrient deficiencies can lead to depression. Find out how to ensure you are eating the right foods for a healthy brain.

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Why you need cholesterol for your mental health

Cholesterol is a significant component of the brain, where it plays a crucial role in healthy cognitive function, and protects against damage. Studies show that high cholesterol in elderly people is associated with better cognitive function. Because fat-soluble statins are able to cross into the brain and remove cholesterol, they may contribute to dementia, including Alzheimer’s.

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