6 Ways How Obesity Affects the Brain
Health experts provide various studies confirming that obesity affects the brain. The researcher Ranjana Mehta, an assistant professor of environmental and occupational health at the Texas A&M Health Science Center School of Public Health in College Station, Texas, says that extra pounds can change the brain structure and cause atrophy.
Here are 6 ways how obesity affects the brain, confirmed by the studies:
- Extra weight is associated with poorer episodic, or difficulty in recalling events from the past.
- Midlife obesity leads to the higher risk of dementia.
- Obesity linked to changes in brain activity that affect neuromuscular function, including making it harder to grasp.
- People with extra weight expend more mental resource for walking.
- People who are overweight may have dull ability to experience pleasure.
- Extra weight is associated with the increased risk of depression.
Health experts agree that losing weight usually has a positive effect on brain health. Besides, such lifestyle changes as heart-healthy diet and exercising have also proven to be a good method to optimize cognitive function.
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