High-protein Diet Linked to AD

October 21/Huddersfield Daily Examiner -- Scientists studying Alzheimer's disease (AD) in mice found a high-protein diet led them to develop smaller brains.

Researchers from the U.S., Canada and the U.K. were focusing on triggers for brain plaque formation and monitored effects of four different foods on rodents which were genetically modified to develop severe Alzheimer's.

Previous studies pointed towards a low-calorie, low-fat diet rich in vegetables, fruit and fish, delaying its onset or slowing progression. Now, scientists will look whether a high protein diet could have the opposite effect.  

From the October 26, 2009, Prepared Foods E-dition