Obesity and the Brain

Your Health Minute

 

Being overweight could affect the brain, according to some health scientists.

In Your Health Minute,

A new study finds a link between obesity and the structure of your brain.

Researchers in the Netherlands looked at brain images from more than 12-thousand adults.

People with more body fat had smaller volumes of gray matter linked to processing and memory.

They also had microscopic changes to the white matter which is responsible for the wiring of the brain.

 

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