How obesity affects the brain

Scientists from the British University Loughborough conducted a study and found that the size of the abdomen can affect brain volume. People who are overweight, or rather obese, have a smaller brain volume than those who have no problems with the figure.

An experiment was conducted in which 9 thousand people under the age of 50 took part. All participants took measurements of the waist, hips, and calculated the percentage of body fat. After conducted an examination in the MRI apparatus. Also taken into account were age, blood pressure, bad habits and lifestyle of the participants. 19% of participants had problems with their figure.

At the end of the experiment, it was proved that obesity affects brain volume. The fact is that fat provokes the immune system to excessive activation, which damages the brain and causes it to decrease in size, thereby increasing the likelihood of memory loss.

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