A higher mid waist linked to smaller brain size
Got love handles? This is linked to smaller brain size - interesting science news

If you are carrying some extra body fat, especially around your mid waist, then it might be linked to brain shrinkage.

Researchers used the MRI machine to determine brain volumes for white and grey brain matter and volumes in different brain regions. They also measured Body Mass Index (BMI) and waist-to-hip ratio in study participants and found out that those having high scores on both measures had lower brain volumes.

Specifically, those with higher BMI had a brain volume of 786 cubic centimetre while that with normal BMI had 798 cubic centimetre. Now, it remains to be determined if abnormalities in the brain lead to obesity or it’s the other way round.

Read the full story: American Academy of Neurology
Scientific publication: Neurology


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