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Obesity Leads To Brain Shriveling, Study Finds

August 25, 2009: 11:53 AM EST
Add brain shrinkage to the list of negative effects of obesity, a new study says. It’s common knowledge that overweight and obese people, whose diet often includes too much processed food, suffer more from cardiovascular problems, diabetes, and even certain cancers. Now scientists have found that the brains of fat people are eight percent smaller than those of normal weight people, putting them at risk for several neurological disorders. "The brains of obese people looked 16 years older than the brains of those who were lean, " a study author says.
, "Obese People Have 'Severe Brain Degeneration'", LiveScience, August 25, 2009, © Imaginova Corp.
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