"US neurologists who analyzed brain scans of elderly people discovered that being overweight is linked to brain tissue loss, or what one researcher described as "severe brain degeneration".The only question is chicken or egg or both?
The study was the work of senior author Dr Paul Thompson, a professor of neurology at the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and lead author Cyrus A. Raji, a medical student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, and colleagues, and is to be published in the journal Human Brain Mapping, of which an early view is available online.
We already know that obesity is linked to an increased risk of several chronic diseases, including type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure and stroke. And now Thompson and colleagues have added another to the list: loss of brain tissue."
Are they fat because they are stupid?
Are they stupid because they are fat?
Both of the above?