Being Overweight Ages The Brain

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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.

Find out more at the BBC


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