Researchers from Loughborough University and UCL discovered that people with a high body mass index (BMI) and high waist-to-hip ratio had brains that were 12 cubic cm smaller
than people of a healthy weight.
Dr Mark Hamer, professor of Exercise as Medicine at Loughborough, said it was unclear if the differences in brain structure were caused by obesity, or were driving it. But he said it
might explain why people who were overweight were more likely to develop dementia and other neurodegenerative diseases.
"Our research looked at a large group of people and found obesity, specifically around the middle, may be linked with brain shrinkage," he said. The study measured the BMI and waist-
to-hip ratio of 9652 people, then used MRI to determine brain volumes for white and grey brain matter.
Grey matter contains most of the brain's nerve cells and includes brain regions involved in self-control and sensory perception. Those who had a high BMI and held the fat around their
stomach had the lowest average grey matter brain volume of 786 cubic cm, compared with people of healthy weight who had an average grey matter brain volume of 798 cubic cm.
One hypothesis is that fatty tissue around the middle triggers inflammation in the body which disrupts the circulatory system, perhaps making it more difficult to clear deposits in the
brain that can damage cells.
amerifats btfo get on my Canadian Auschwitz Mode Cybermind level bitches
How will us Americans recover.
No one knows
I would say that the Americans will figure it out, but now with the article i'm not so sure
polynesians, middle easterners, and mexico btfo
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Finally I can achieve my dream of becoming a dinosaur
So Eating fatty foods make your brain shrink because it makes you thicc.
I love studies like these because they're essentially what that one study about parachutes was making fun of.
I don't know why this makes sense, but it does.
To be fair, though, having a smaller brain does not exactly mean they're not as smart. In actuality it's how wrinkly the brain is that ends up determining intelligence. Smarter people have much wrinkled brains while less intelligent people tend to have smoother looking ones.
I'm a skeleton with a gigantic brain
yep, that's the joke.
oogh me brain the size of pea
But how would you know what the size of a pea is since you've clearly never had any...?
are u implying its a really big pea if so thank you.
well i guess that means the average iq of a facepuncher is 82
I have IBS and genetics that make me naturally thin, so I have problems keeping weight ON. Looks like I'm the real genius here, fat boys!
NZ's are fat because unlike austrailia they aren't constantly running from things that will kill them
the absolute state of amerifats
(this meme was made by the skeleton gang)
well you see, i'm American, so...
amerifat is such a weak insult, use americunt instead. it sounds better
well shit, that explains why i say so much stupid shit on this forum, and somehow get away with it
Near the end of one year, a study was conducted to find if parachutee actually helped, from 2 feet on a non moving biplane or helicopter.
They then let the news media announce that parachutes aren't useful. Mind you, this was less a medical study about parachutes and more a study about how we don't question medical studies.
Many medical studies, including this one, use correlation =, causation, ignoring for all the variables we can't control.
swilly you're a FAT FUCK just accept it
why are some middle easterners there overweight actually?
Time to lose weight then I guess.
Yeah. well maybe it just looks smaller because the rest of them is so big.
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