Recent research indicates that poor diet, particularly a diet high in saturated fat and sugar, may be linked to Alzheimer’s disease. If this connection proves out, the United States and other nations could be facing an overwhelming epidemic of pathology. Standard caveats apply on prognostications of impending doom in health and medicine, with conclusions on our metabolic, circulatory, and cellular systems often seeming as shifting and chaotic as weather systems. The jury is certainly out on this particular theory.
What we DO know, however, is that heart disease, diabetes, and cancer are a plague on the poor and a silent tax that takes the most from those with least; and that poor diet is a major factor driving those epidemics.