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Brain Function Lessens with Obesity: Study Shows Excess Pounds Affect Mental Abilities

Dec 31, 2010 02:18AM

New research from Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine confirms that being overweight adversely affects the brain function of older women in terms of their memory, reasoning and other mental skills. The surprise is that the effect appears to be even more pronounced in women who carry excess weight around their hips, known as pear shapes, than those who carry it around their waists, called apple shapes.

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