Belly fat may decrease mental flexibility with age

Jan 14, 2020 by

A study out of Iowa State University found that fluid intelligence tended to decrease with age in people with more abdominal fat. The study, which was done on thousands of middle-aged and older people, found that more body fat...

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“Skinny fat” linked to cognitive decline

Jul 30, 2018 by

A recent study published in Clinical Interventions in Aging found that obesity alone, sarcopenia (loss of muscle mass) alone, or the two together can heighten the risk of cognitive function impairments later in life....

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Obesity associated with ADHD in females

Mar 18, 2016 by

Research published in “Mayo Clinic Proceedings” indicates that women with childhood ADHD have double the risk of developing obesity during childhood and adulthood, compared with females who don’t have ADHD....

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Calorie cutting may help obese people with thinking problems

Feb 26, 2016 by

A new study indicates that older obese people with mild cognitive impairment who lose a small amount of weight may see some improvement on tests of thinking skills....

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Obese kids’ brains more responsive to sugar

Jan 16, 2015 by

New research indicates that the brains of obese children are more responsive to sugar than their fit peers....

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Bariatric surgery could reduce Alzheimer’s risk

Sep 15, 2014 by

There’s new evidence that weight loss after bariatric surgery could actually reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s in people who are obese....

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