Another Reason To Lose Weight – Memory

In case you (or me) need another reason to lose weight…A study in Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases showed improvements in scores for recall and attention after patients lost weight with bariatric surgery. 

Why would body weight have anything to do with brain function? It turns out that obesity works on a number of different metabolic pathways that can affect the way we process information. “Obesity affects a number of physiological mechanisms that can have an adverse effect on the brain,” says [John] Gunstad. “Hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, sleep apnea, all of which are consequences of being overweight, are all bad for the brain.”  (source)

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