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How can saturated fat affect the brain?

Samantha Heller, RD
Nutrition & Dietetics
Imagine how small the arteries in your brain are. Now imagine even the tiniest bit of arterial plaque in those teeny arteries and how that could impede blood flow and oxygen delivery to the brain. The inflammation caused by the saturated fat we eat, the increase in serum cholesterol (cholesterol floating in the blood) and LDL (bad) cholesterol caused by dietary saturated fat, creates the formation of the gunk that clogs up arteries. Even a small loss of blood flow to your brain can cause problems.
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