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Study: Obesity shrivels the brain

• Terrence Aym
New research published in Brain Research Bulletin by Dr. Antonio Convit a medical researcher at the New York University School of Medicine focused on obesity and why type 2 diabetes is so often linked to impairment of cognitive brain functioning. Taking that as his starting point, Convit used magnetic resonance imaging in a bid to discover the actual physical effects obesity might have on the brain. What he found was shocking and disturbing: FAT shrinks the size of the brain...

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