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Do Burgers Make You Stupid?

Jeff Ruby, a food writer for Chicago Magazine, claims that eating only burgers for 65 days made him stupid. He says he experienced difficulty concentrating, confusion, and forgetfulness, and that “saturated fats had eroded the connections between neurons in my brain.” Thankfully, he concluded that he “was not permanently stupid — I had developed a mild case of cognitive dysfunction syndrome. CDS (a.k.a. brain fog) can be caused by anything from mercury poisoning to constipation and leads to confusion, difficulty concentrating, and forgetfulness. It also appears mainly in dogs.” The next test would see what happens if Ruby ate only tofu for 65 days straight. [%comments]