Sunday, December 13, 2009

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Obesity Affects Our Brain

For humans, the brain is a very important part. Because this organ is the central nervous system regulator. What would happen if something bad happens in our brains? I don’t want to say about it here, just think about it.

Many things that can damage or reduce the ability of our brain. This time I will discuss only one cause, namely obesity.

"The brains of obese people looked 16 years older than their healthy counterparts while [those of] overweight people looked eight years older," said UCLA neuroscientist Paul Thompson, senior author of a study published online in Human Brain Mapping via

This will add an additional point in a long list of health consequences that must be borne by the people who are obese.

Being overweight or obese was associated with lower levels of biochemical markers of brain health, particularly in brain tissue involved in thinking and perception, according to a study of 50 otherwise healthy middle-aged adults conducted by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center.

Just another proof

The researchers also informed that the brain tissue was lost in key areas that included;
  • Frontal and temporal lobes: Critical for planning and memory
  • Hippocampus: Important for long-term memory
  • Anterior cingulate gyrus: Responsible for executive functions and attention
  • Basal ganglia: Essential for proper movement and coordination

If people who are obese are lucky enough to live long, maybe they will suffer permanent amnesia. Horrible things.

So I remind all of you to do all the way (the natural way of course) to fight obesity.
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4 Responses to "Obesity Affects Our Brain"
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December 19, 2009 at 7:07 PM
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December 19, 2009 at 11:44 PM
Thanks for reminding me; we must avoid obesity...
Geeks2las said :
December 20, 2009 at 3:56 PM
excellent information on the side effect of obesity
December 26, 2009 at 9:31 AM
Obesity is hereditary...Surgerty is the only remedy and regular exercise.

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