Study reveals link between what you eat and brain function: Following a healthy diet can lower your risk of Alzheimer’s

The findings of a new study suggest that a person should pay extra attention to what he or she eats, but for a different reason. Iowa-based researchers discovered a connection between the levels of a satiety hormone found in the brain and the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Satiety is the feeling of fullness and the absence of hunger for a period of time after eating a meal. It stems from several signals that are sent by the brain during the consumption, digestion, and absorption of food.

Researchers from Iowa State University investigated a satiety hormone called cholecystokinin. The hormone appears in the brain and the small intestine and plays essential roles in these parts of the body.



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