Obesity and Brain Power: Mind over Body or Body over Mind?
Obesity and Brain Shrinkage Not only that, but even the overweight group had smaller brains than the group that was in the normal weight category, and yet their brains were greater in size than the obese patients. So does size matter: apparently yes if we are talking about our brains. Not only was the memory section of our brain affected, but the eating control center may be affected. And we know for overall risk of cardiovascular disease, which affects the thinking due to blood flow compromise the newest studies says it's not your BMI category as much as your waist. In a recent report coming by Dr. Coutinho from the Mayo Clinic, reported int the Journal of the American College of Cardiology, that fat around our waist, whether you have a normal weight is the greatest risk of dying of heart disease. So perhaps this is one cause of the cycle that women report in menopause of gaining, leading to more gaining, especially in the waist, and an inability to turn this around. I would like to see if shrinking the body swells the brain back to it's normal robust, and if shrinking the waist, even for the normal weight woman, and fully thinking through brain processing to be our 'old' self!