- DA gives microwave popcorn its distinctive buttery taste and aroma. DA also forms naturally in fermented beverages such as beer, and gives some chardonnay wines a buttery taste.
- DA has an architecture similar to a substance that makes beta-amyloid proteins clump together in the brain -- clumping being a hallmark of Alzheimer's disease.
- DA did increase the level of beta-amyloid clumping.
阿茲海默病（英语：Alzheimer's disease，簡稱AD），或稱腦退化症（舊譯為阿尔茨海默病、老人失智症／老年痴呆症，英语：Senile Dementia of the Alzheimer Type，簡稱SDAT），是一种持续性神经功能障碍，也是失智症中最普遍的成因。
- Swati S. More, Ashish P. Vartak, Robert Vince. The Butter Flavorant, Diacetyl, Exacerbates β-Amyloid Cytotoxicity. Chemical Research in Toxicology, 2012; : 120706140246003 DOI: 10.1021/tx3001016