Middle-Age Obesity and Accelerated Brain Ageing (BBC News / Neurobiology of Aging)

Summary

Researchers at the Cambridge Centre for Ageing and Neuroscience, examining the loss of white matter in the brains of lean and overweight persons, have discovered that the brains of overweight people tend to resemble those of leaner people who are roughly ten years older. These differences are more pronounced from middle-age onwards.

“Those in the overweight group had much less white matter than their thinner counterparts”.

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Reference

Being overweight ‘ages people’s brains’. London: BBC Health News, August 4th 2016.

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Reference

Ronan, L. Alexander-Bloch, AF. [and] Wagstyl, K. [et al] (2016). Obesity associated with increased brain-age from mid-life. Neurobiology of Aging. July 27th 2016. [Epub ahead of print].

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