Buttery popcorn linked to Alzheimer's disease, says study

Buttery popcorn linked to Alzheimer's disease, says study

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Buttery popcorn linked to Alzheimer's disease, says study

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 9, 2012 at 8:49 AM

(WHAS11) -- A new study reports that there may be a link between a favorite movie theater treat and Alzheimer's disease.

Researchers say the buttery flavoring added to popcorn can stop the brain's natural mechanisms of clearing the disease.

Additionally, researchers say the flavoring is also linked to lung damage in microwave popcorn factory workers.

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