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10 February 2022
Excess Body Fat can Reduce Cognitive Function
A study was conducted at the McMaster University, Canada about the relation between body fat and mental health.
The study result showed that greater body fat is a risk factor for reduced cognitive function, such as processing speed, in adults. 😮
Even when the researchers took cardiovascular risk factors (such as diabetes or high blood pressure) or vascular brain injury into account, the association between body fat and lower cognitive scores remained.
According to the experts, Maintaining a healthy body weight and body fat percentage can help prevent dementia in old age.
The results of this study was published in JAMA Network Open: Evaluation of Adiposity and Cognitive Function in Adults | Neurology
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