Can Exercise Protect the Brain From Fatty Foods? – NYTimes.com

Yet another benefit of exercise. While still preferable to reduce the intake of fatty foods, the occasional indulgence can be countered by exercise. Kind of like having your cake and eating it to – if accompanied by a brisk walk. Quote:

Still, he [Vijayakumar Mavanji] says, there’s enough accumulating evidence about the potential cognitive risks of high-fat foods and the countervailing benefits from physical activity to recommend that “people exercise moderately,” he says, particularly during periods of repeated exposure to alluring, fatty holiday buffets.

The amount of exercise required to potentially protect our brains from the possible depredations of marbled beef and cheesecake isn’t excessive, after all, he continues. His rats were running for the human equivalent of about a daily 30-minute jog. So if you can’t walk away from the buffet table, be sure to at least take a walk afterward.

So for our American friends getting ready for Thanksgiving, plan to go for a brisk walk after your Thanksgiving dinner ….

Can Exercise Protect the Brain From Fatty Foods? – NYTimes.com.

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