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Submission + - Obesity accelerates brain aging? (usnews.com)

natehoy writes: According to the US News and World Report, a recent study has shown a link between obesity and the loss of neurological tissue. The brains in elderly patients who were obese had an average of 8% less brain tissue than their trimmer counterparts. Overweight patients suffered about half the impact, or 4%.

This could have implications for the onset of dementia illnesses such as Alzheimer's. Just one more risk factor to add to the growing body (no pun intended) of reasons to try and stay trim.

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