Junk food blocks arteries and memory

Memory and cognition may be harmed after a short-term junk food binge, according to a new study.

Researchers have found that rats have impaired spatial memory after just a week of being fed foods with a high sugar or fat content.

Causing inflammation, researchers found that the damage to the hippocampus could not be reversed once the rats were given healthy food.

Researchers believe the findings may apply to humans and plan to investigate ways to stop brain inflammation for animals with unhealthy diets.

Read more at UNSW