Obesity messes with the brain

Memory and concentration diminish as organ's wiring sustains damage

By Janet Raloff, 11:34 AM March 25, 2011

Obesity subtly diminishes memory and other features of thinking and reasoning even among seemingly healthy people, an international team of scientists reports. At least some of these impairments appear reversible through weight loss. Researchers also report one likely mechanism for those cognitive deficits: damage to the wiring that links the brain’s information-processing regions.

A number of studies in recent years have shown that individuals with diseases linked to obesity, including car...

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