Overweight correlates with faster aging of the brain: Study

March 19, 2018 0Healt

Overweight people lose a year of life on average, according to Richard Peto of Oxford University. (Shutterstock/-)

Researchers have found that levels of tissue connecting different parts of the brain are significantly lower in obese and overweight middle-aged people than in their lean counterparts.

As reported by AFP with reference to the journal Neurobiology of Ageing on Thursday, overweight people at the age of around 40 had brains that seemed to be around 50 years old, and as they aged further, the decade-gap appeared to remain.

“As our brains age, they naturally shrink in size,” said Lisa Ronan, a scientist in the department of psychiatry at the University of …

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