Fat weighs heavy on the brain

New study shows obesity interferes with memory, thinking and reasoning

By Stephen Ornes, 13:54 PM April 13, 2011


Obese Person



Obesity, or being extremely overweight, isn't problematic only because of the extra pounds. The condition also boosts a person’s risk of cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Now research indicates that obesity also leads to problems with memory, thinking and reasoning. The good news, an international team of scientists reports, is that the damage may be undone through weight loss.


Earlier studies had connected obesity-related diseases to cognitive problems. The word cognitive comes from cog...

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