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Carrying Extra Belly Fat Has Just Been Linked to a Worrying 'Brain Shrink'

With an expanding waistline comes a concerning list of health concerns. But for a while now, the jury has been out on exactly how weight gain impacts what's between our ears. A new study suggests it's not great. The research provides strong evidence that links extra body mass – particularly fat carried around the belly – to a troubling decrease in brain volume.  Just how this extra fat impacts our brain's function isn't clear, but with past research linking obesity with neurological conditions, it doesn't seem positive.  Read more...

 

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