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Being overweight ages your brain by 10 years
BY NICOLE LYN PESCE
Those extra pounds are weighing on your mind more than you realize. We already know that obesity is linked to cancer, diabetes and heart disease. Now it turns out that being overweight also ages your brain to look 10 years older than a skinnier person’s the same age, according to a new study. Researchers from Cambridge Centre for Ageing and Neuroscience analyzed 473 people ages 20 to 87, and divvied them up into fat and lean groups. All of our brains naturally shrink and lose white matter, or the part that transmits information, as we age. But this study noted that the overweight group had much less white matter than the skinnier group. So a hefty 50-year-old had a brain scan more closely resembling that of a lean person aged 60. Yikes. The good news is that this difference was only seen from middle-age on, so younger people have some time to take a load off their minds.
I think that this article brings up a good point. When I walk in to the restaurant, I see most of the people are too much fat, excess weight. They cannot walk, they cannot move, young but look very old, they move very slowly. But they are ordering lots of food, they are fat but they are more and more hungry, 2 times more hungry than regular people. They cannot control their eating. Likewise, my mom wants to feed me more, but dad gets angry when he sees that I am over eating. To preventing the overweight, I regularly run for 2 miles, control my eating. Don’t eat till full. Drink a lot of water instead of eating food. Sleep early. Taking care of health help us to be happy and healthy.