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Fast Food Causes Alzheimer's Disease, Makes Population Stupid

By Mike Adams, November 29, 2008 | Key concepts: Alzheimer's disease, Fast food and Brain function

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What happens when you feed a mouse a nine-month diet of high-fat, high-sugar junk foods? They develop signs of Alzheimer's disease.

That's what Swedish researchers discovered in recent findings published by the Karolinska Institutet's Alzheimer's Disease Research Center. They were attempting to test the effects of fast food and junk food on individuals with the apoE4 gene variant, which is present in 15 to 20 percent of humans.

Mice with the same gene variant took only nine months on a fast food diet to develop the abnormal brain tangles and chemical changes indicative of Alzheimer's disease.

In other words, to take this out of the realm of scientific language: Fast food makes you stupid! Or at least it makes mice stupid, and human experiments have been underway in America since the dawn of the fast food industry!

That fast food makes people stupid is not exactly news, of course: We've known that fast food makes people stupid for a long, long time. And it is the increasing consumption of fast food since the 1950's that has helped make the American population even more stupid than past generations would have ever thought possible. (TV is no doubt also a factor, and when you combine junk food and television, IQs fall even faster...)

For example, a linguistic analysis of the recent debate between Gov. Sarah Palin and Sen. Joseph Biden revealed that Palin spoke at about a ninth-grade level, while Biden spoke at an eight-grade level.

One hundred and fifty years ago, in 1858, Abraham Lincoln spoke at an eleventh-grade level during his debates against Stephen Douglas.

There was no McDonald's fast food in 1858. People ate largely unprocessed, unrefined foods and didn't have their brains contaminated with aspartame, MSG, vaccine preservatives, psych meds and other toxic chemicals.

In 2008, the American population has become so stupid that the majority of voters can no longer linguistically parse the meanings of complex sentences or even understand the implications of cause and effect. Thus, presidential races come down to popularity contests, short slogans and emotionally-driven rallies that offer nothing substantive to an intelligent voter.

The intelligent candidate for this most recent election, Ron Paul, was too "complicated" for mainstream America because he tried to explain the inner workings of the banking system and the money supply. Too bad he didn't know the way to win the hearts of the American voter is to speak to their junk-food-poisoned minds at a fifth-grade level.

It is no exaggeration to say that, through the destructive influence of fast food, America has become a nation of the mentally retarded. Note that this is not a derogatory term, but rather a technical description of the brain function effects of widespread fast food consumption. I am not saying Americans are "a bunch of retards," but rather describing the very real suppression of cognitive function in a nation that consumes more fast food than any other in the world.

The Romans inadvertently poisoned their people with lead. The American empire, in contrast, is poisoning its own people with processed foods, pharmaceuticals, vaccines and poisonous chemicals in personal care products. The Romans, at least, ate a Mediterranean diet, whereas the mainstream American diet is a diet that produces degenerative disease and retarded brain function.

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From Reuters.com: Mice fed junk food for nine months showed signs of developing the abnormal brain tangles strongly associated with Alzheimer's disease, a Swedish researcher said on Friday.... more

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