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A diet high in saturated fat can lead to cognitive function impairment, specifically by dulling the dopamine reward system while increasing the dependency on unhealthy foods, according to a recent study. This system is a critical brain pathway controlling motivation. Independent of weight gain and obesity, consuming too much saturated fat can cause impairments profoundly implicated in mood disorders, drug addiction, and overeating.