Food for Thought Lecture Series: Fatty Brain - The Impact of Lipids on Neurodegenerative Diseases

Posted on Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Come on out to the Canada Agriculture and Food Museum on April 16th at 10:30 am to learn about the role lipids play in neurodegenerative diseases by Dr. Steffany Bennett.  

Not all of the mysteries of life lie in our genetic code. Some can be found buried in our membranes. These shells of fat, sculpted in the brain into the cellular boundaries of our brain cells, are themselves complex systems of information. Brain lipids can shape-shift at will. They have the power to take on any one of a number of forms in response to environmental change while retaining capacity to regenerate their original nature. But what happens when this capacity fails? Do we think what we eat? Is susceptibility or resistance to devastating neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s Diseases, dictated, in part by our brain fat?

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