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Brain Disease Risk Lowered By Fat That Protects Against Parkinson’s And Alzheimer’s Disease

Could a little extra fat be beneficial to your overall health? The answer may surprise you. According to a new study from the University of California, Berkeley, it could actually help reduce the risk of developing some neurodegenerative diseases such as Huntington's, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.

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Dr. Barry Sears

An increase in ceramide is also a major factor in the development of insulin resistance.  The primary fatty acid in ceramide is palmitic acid.  Therefore one of the best ways of reducing insulin resistance in every tissue is to reduce the dietary intake of palmitic acid, which is the primary fatty acid in saturated fat.

 

 

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