The brains of overweight people look ‘ten years older’ than those of leaner peers, a study has found.
Brains naturally lose white matter – the part of the brain that transmits information- as people age.
But a Cambridge University team found that loss was exacerbated with extra weight – so an overweight 50 year-old had a lean 60-year-old’s brain.
Researchers said it shows we need to know relatively more about how extra weight affects the brain.
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