Friday, July 23, 2010

Being overweight causes memory problems

(NaturalNews) A new report published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society reveals that overweight people tend to have poorer memories. Based on the memory test used in the study, every extra point on the body mass index (BMI) led to a one-point drop on the test, indicating that the more obese a person is, the more memory problems he or she will have.

Researchers are not exactly sure how being overweight affects brain function, but they suspect that it has something to do with the way extra fat affects a person's hormone levels. Altered hormone levels can significantly impact the way the brain functions, which lends credence to this hypothesis. (Read article)

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