As a server I cringed every time a customer ordered a well-done steak. Why turn a beautiful piece of beef into a hunk of blackened leather like that? Now–AT LONG LAST–there’s some science to back me up.
According to a growing pool of research, eating too much well-done steak could be detrimental to your health.
In the first phase of the study , researchers found that mice raised on a diet high in glycotoxins (specifically a type called advanced glycation end products, or AGEs), “were more likely to develop dementia-like cognitive and movement problems as they aged than mice fed a low-glycotoxin diet,” reports ScienceAlert .
These glycotoxin-munching mice also displayed increased amounts of amyloid beta proteins in their brains. These are the sticky proteins that are often found in the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease.