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Is Eating Large Amounts of Fat Related To Forgetfulness?

Written by S.O.

Posted on September 2, 2015 at 9:16 pm

Has your memory been failing you lately? If so, you are probably wondering what is causing this, and what you can do to stop your memory loss. You should be aware that certain eating disorders can cause a loss of memory, which is why taking care of what you eat is important.

Consuming a large amount of anything, including fat, is called binging. When people have an eating disorder called bulimia, they will then after gorging themselves, purge themselves, or throw up what they have ingested.

This is one of the more deadly eating disorders, and memory loss is just one of the many symptoms. There are also people who gorge themselves without purging, and this is also a very dangerous eating disorder.

In those who engage in binge eating of fat, or any other food, there is an increase in the amount of dopamine in the caudate and putamen. Medical studies have also shown a decrease in the particular serotonin transporter in those who engage in binge eating compared to controls. The caudate and putamen are a part of the dorsal striatum (a part of the forebrain), which is a very important part of the memory system of the brain.

Other irregularities have been found in those who binge eat. It has been observed that there is a dysregulation of the ventral limbic system in binge eaters. This is a system that is crucial in the regulation of eating behavior.

So, the answer to the question is yes, eating large amounts of fat, or other foods, can cause forgetfulness since they can cause fundamental changes in the way the brain operates and functions. If not treated in a timely manner, it can also cause a host of other health problems, and can even lead to death if not treated properly.

Since fat is not necessary nutritious, it can also cause a deficiency in nutrition, and that can also cause a loss of memory. Nutrients are needed in order for the brain to perform essential cognitive functions, and attention and memory are two of the functions that suffer the most when there is a lack of nutrition.

The bottom line is this. If you, or someone you know suffers from an eating disorder, professional medical and psychological help is needed to overcome these problems. Without an intervention, symptoms will continue to get worse and worse, and the health of the person suffering from the eating disorder will get progressively worse.

If you have any of these problems, you can turn to telemedicine and get solutions in an easy manner.


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