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This Is What Weight Loss Does To Your Brain

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Posted in Science on 30th Aug, 2014 09:44 PM by AlexMuller
The study, which focused on people who underwent bariatric surgery, found that the procedure had positive effects on the brain, but other research has shown that less invasive weight loss strategies can also reverse brain damage related to body fat. Obese people are estimated to be about 35% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s compared to thoes of a normal weight.
 
Some research suggests that body fat ups the number of proteins in the brain that trigger a cascade of events that predispose someone to the disease, and other research in mice has suggested that fat cells release a substance called interleukin 1, which can cause severe inflammation and, in turn, gunk up the brain.

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-08-31
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I believe that now there is quite a lot of evidence that obesity affects physical health and metal health - some problems are not reversible. This study is encouraging and suggests that some effects on the brain can be reversed after reduction in body weight - a good news! Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-08-31
+2
Follow up research, investigating how exactly obesity affects brain functions, is very important. This could help to understand how better (and earlier) to stop some of the damage Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-08-31
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Obesity is an enormous problem worldwide. It affects developed and developing world an, alarmingly, more and more young people. Changing lifestyle is the key
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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-08-31
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Yes, prevention is critical and something had to be done to prevent that todays overweight is not accepted as a norm in the future Reply
Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-08-31
+1
I think that the obesity link to dementia - 35% increase - is alarming. Other links may yet emerge, equally serious Reply
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