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Study finds link between big bellies and shrinking brains

By Admin | March 15, 2019

Big belly, small brain?

As if muffin toppers didn’t have enough to deal with, a new study that an expanding waistline triggers a shrinking brain.

What the researchers observing more than 9,000 people found is that those who have a high ratio of body mass index and waist-to-hip ratio had lower brain volume than others, according to Science Daily.

So what is the impact? Brain volume, or gray matter, controls discipline, sensory perception and muscle control.

The study, by researchers at Loughborough University in England, appears in an online issue of Neurology, the peer-reviewed medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. The study’s subjects averaged 55 years old.

It’s not all bad news, however, for those who have some extra pounds but an average waist-to-hip ratio. They evidently still retain their brain size, the study shows.

For more information on this, please read, Study finds link between big bellies and shrinking brains, by Fox News. 

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