Memo: Arian Foster’s Whole-Food Vegan Diet May Protect Him from Trauma-Triggered Neurodegenerative Disorders

Professional football players, and other people whose professions may subject them to repeated moderate brain trauma, are now known to be at increased risk for neurogenerative disorders – particularly Alzheimer’s and ALS – during their retirement years. There is evidence that chronic mild brain inflammation, triggered by repeated injuries, may be the chief driver of this risk. This article cites some practical measures which may help to prevent or ameliorate this chronic inflammation, and in particular focuses of the protective potential of vegan or Mediterranean diets low in saturated fats, which may help to control production of a group of pro-inflammatory compounds known as ceramides.

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