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每日英語跟讀 Ep.K463: About science - 超加工食品與不削貓 Cognitive decline linked to ultraprocessed food, study finds

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每日英語跟讀 Ep.K463: About science - Cognitive decline linked to ultraprocessed food, study finds

Too many daily calories from highly processed foods like lunch meats, frozen dinners, and packaged cookies may speed up cognitive decline, a new study suggests.


In the study, researchers examined the diets and cognitive function test results of more than 8,000 adults in Brazil. At the start of the study, participants consumed an average of about 2,850 calories a day. About 28 percent of their daily calories came from highly processed foods.


After about nine years of follow-up, cognitive test scores for memory and executive function declined the most for participants who ate the most highly processed foods.


Ultraprocessed foods are defined as “industrial formulations of food substances (oils, fats, sugars, starch, and protein isolates) that contain little or no whole foods and typically include flavorings, colorings, emulsifiers, and other cosmetic additives,” according to the study.


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A study in Japan suggests there may be something after all to the old stereotype that pet cats are generally aloof and indifferent toward their owners while dogs are fiercely protective and loyal.


Researchers from Kyoto University and the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science wanted to understand how cats behave when their owners are being given a hard time. The same experiments using dogs seven years ago were referenced to gauge behavioral differences between the two species.


Team members concluded that cats do not seem to care how people treat their owners, while dogs keep their distance from those who give their owners the cold shoulder.

研究小組成員得出的結論是,貓看似並不關心人們如何對待其飼主,狗則會與那些冷落怠慢其飼主的人保持距離。Source article: ;

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