The most recent study looked at the relationship between non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and brain dysfunction. It was discovered that an accumulation of fat in the liver reduces oxygen to the brain and causes inflammation of brain tissue, both of which have been linked to the onset of severe brain diseases.
According to the news agency ANI, scientists at the Roger Williams Institute of Hepatology, which is affiliated with King’s College London and the University of Lausanne, discovered the link between NAFLD and brain dysfunction.
According to the study, NAFLS affects approximately 25% of the population and more than 80% of morbidly obese people.
Several studies have reported the negative effects of a poor diet and obesity on brain function; however, this is thought to be the first study that clearly links NAFLD with brain deterioration and identifies a potential therapeutic target.
According to ANI, the study involved feeding two different diets to mice, with half of the mice consuming a diet with no more than 10% fat in their calorie intake, and the other half consuming a diet with 55% fat, intended to resemble a diet of processed foods and sugary drinks.
Researchers conducted a series of tests after 16 weeks to compare the effects of these diets on the body, specifically the liver and the brain. They discovered that all mice who consumed higher levels of fat were obese and developed NAFLD, insulin resistance, and brain dysfunction.
It also revealed that the brains of mice with NAFLD had lower oxygen levels, not only because the disease affects the number and thickness of brain blood vessels, delivering less oxygen to the tissue, but also because specific cells consume more oxygen as the brain becomes inflamed. These mice were also more anxious and exhibited depression symptoms.
In comparison, the mice on the healthy diet did not experience NAFLD or insulin resistance, exhibited normal behavior, and had a fully functional brain.
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