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There's a Link Between the Size of Your Belly and the Size of Your Brain Print E-mail
Written by Rachael Rettner | Live Science   
Friday, 11 January 2019 12:27
 
Belly fat has long been thought to be particularly bad for your heart, but now, a new study adds more evidence to the idea that it may also be bad for your brain. The study, from the United Kingdom, found that people who were obese and had a high waist-to-hip ratio (a measure of belly fat) had slightly lower brain volumes, on average, compared with people who were a healthy weight. Specifically, belly fat was linked with lower volumes of gray matter, the brain tissue that contains nerve cells. The new findings were published Jan. 9 in the journal Neurology.
 

Last Updated on Friday, 11 January 2019 12:29
 


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