British doctors conducted an extensive study to find out what causes cause memory impairment and dysfunction of the brain with age.Earlier studies have shown that about 20 years in the brain reduces the number of neurons, but What causes this decline – was unknown. Doctors attribute this to the imbalance in the diet of vegetarians .For example, vitamin B-vitamins, which are contained mainly in foods of animal origin (Milk, fish, eggs and liver) is responsible including those for communication between neurons in the brain. Lack of vitamin B12 can lead to anemia and nervous diseases.
Other factors, which accelerates the pathological processes of the brain – alcohol and excess weight. Thus, those whose body mass index greater than 27, with each additional point increase chances “Brain shrinkage” at 13-16%.In addition, scientists found that in all cases, women are more prone to diseases of the brain than men.
In a study conducted at Oxford University, was attended by 107 volunteers aged from 61 to 87 years.Participants of the experiment performed several tests to assess their memory, as they did a brain scan and a typical set of physical examination tests.
It turned out that vegetarians memory significantly worse than “Meat-eaters,” says magazineFeminist perspective
After 5 years of repeated tests, and results have shown that vegetarians age-related changes of the brain were more pronounced, and proceeded in an accelerated manner.On average, vegetarians suffer from some disturbances in the brain in 6 times more likely than people with normal diets.