Mental Attitude: Increase Risk of Dementia with High Carb Diet

A recent interview with Dr. David Perlmutter, author of the book Grain Brain, discussed the role of small increases in blood sugar caused by a high carbohydrate diet and the increased risk for brain shrinkage, dementia, Alzheimer’s disease, poor cognition, and other issues. Dr. Perlmutter explained, “We live with this notion that a calorie is a calorie, but at least in terms of brain health, and I believe for the rest of the body as well, there are very big differences between our sources of calories in terms of the impact on our health. Carbohydrate calories, which elevate blood glucose, are dramatically more detrimental to human physiology, and specifically to human health, than are calories derived from healthful sources of fat.”
Alternative and Complementary Therapies, April 2014