July 19, 2024

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Study finds that consuming microwave popcorn can cause Alzheimer’s disease

Excessive consumption of microwave popcorn that contains diacetyl in its composition can cause brain damage such as Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers at the São Carlos Institute of Chemistry (IQSC) analyzed the brains of mice after eating diacetyl, a substance that gives microwave popcorn the smell and flavor of butter.

Researcher Lucas Ximenes explained that there is a tendency for diacetyl to cause brain damage. “The changes observed in the brains of mice may be linked to the onset of dementia and cancer,” he said in an interview with J1.

According to Ximenes, diacetyl affected the brains of female and male rats, causing even more damage to the hypothalamus. He commented, “We need to be careful and worry more and more about the quality of our food. Of course, eating certain foods intermittently is fine, but some extra pleasures can be harmful.”

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