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DaKCMan AP
08-25-2009, 11:13 AM
Obese People Have 'Severe Brain Degeneration'

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A new study finds obese people have 8 percent less brain tissue than normal-weight individuals. Their brains look 16 years older than the brains of lean individuals, researchers said today.

Those classified as overweight have 4 percent less brain tissue and their brains appear to have aged prematurely by 8 years.

The results, based on brain scans of 94 people in their 70s, represent "severe brain degeneration," said Paul Thompson, senior author of the study and a UCLA professor of neurology.

"That's a big loss of tissue and it depletes your cognitive reserves, putting you at much greater risk of Alzheimer's and other diseases that attack the brain," said Thompson. "But you can greatly reduce your risk for Alzheimer's, if you can eat healthily and keep your weight under control."

The findings are detailed in the online edition of the journal Human Brain Mapping.

Obesity packs many negative health effects, including increased risk of heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, hypertension and some cancers. It's also been shown to reduce sexual activity.

More than 300 million worldwide are now classified as obese, according to the World Health Organization. Another billion are overweight. The main cause, experts say: bad diet, including an increased reliance on highly processed foods.

Obese people had lost brain tissue in the frontal and temporal lobes, areas of the brain critical for planning and memory, and in the anterior cingulate gyrus (attention and executive functions), hippocampus (long-term memory) and basal ganglia (movement), the researchers said in a statement today. Overweight people showed brain loss in the basal ganglia, the corona radiata, white matter comprised of axons, and the parietal lobe (sensory lobe).

"The brains of obese people looked 16 years older than the brains of those who were lean, and in overweight people looked 8 years older," Thompson said.

Obesity is measured by body mass index (BMI), defined as the weight in kilograms divided by the square of the height in meters. A BMI over 25 is defined as overweight, and a BMI of over 30 as obese.

The research was funded by the National Institute on Aging, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering, National Center for Research Resources, and the American Heart Association.

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Gonzo
08-25-2009, 11:18 AM
"Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life son."
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Demonpenz
08-25-2009, 11:19 AM
I am fat because i am lazy and have no will power. Lazy as in I can't get off my ass to precook decent meals. Not as lazy i sit around because I play plenty of basketball and walk a ton.

Otter
08-25-2009, 11:20 AM
I am fat because i am lazy and have no will power. Lazy as in I can't get off my ass to precook decent meals. Not as lazy i sit around because I play plenty of basketball and walk a ton.

Crockpots are the single mans best friend.

keg in kc
08-25-2009, 11:22 AM
Crockpots are the single mans best friend.That they are.

seclark
08-25-2009, 11:22 AM
Crockpots are the single mans best friend.

not just single...
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Scorp
08-25-2009, 11:22 AM
That is it......from now on I only eat the brains of skinny people.

Duck Dog
08-25-2009, 11:23 AM
Crockpots are the single mans best friend.

I always thought it was high speed internet.

Demonpenz
08-25-2009, 11:23 AM
Crockpots are the single mans best friend.

I used to have one but it had a short by the cord because I kept yanking it out. I about burned my apartment complex down.

Count Alex's Losses
08-25-2009, 11:24 AM
So what happens if you lose weight?

seclark
08-25-2009, 11:25 AM
So what happens if you lose weight?

you're still a jerkoff.
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wild1
08-25-2009, 11:28 AM
You only have to go to the grocery store on a weekly basis to notice this

topher79
08-25-2009, 11:28 AM
Well if telling America that being fat is unsightly and unhealthy isn't working maybe telling them it makes you less intelligent will.

Here's to a fat tax by 2012!!!!!!

JD10367
08-25-2009, 11:36 AM
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boogblaster
08-25-2009, 11:40 AM
No wonder people think Im stupid ...

BigMeatballDave
08-25-2009, 11:41 AM
you're still a jerkoff.
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InChiefsHell
08-25-2009, 11:43 AM
Geez, this is stoopid. Apparantly I'm obese. I way 185, but shud way closer to 170 or some shit, by the chartz anyways. An Im not a dummy or nuthin...

BigMeatballDave
08-25-2009, 11:44 AM
I've been big my whole life. Explains why I've been a Chiefs fan since the early 80s...

InChiefsHell
08-25-2009, 01:38 PM
I've been big my whole life. Explains why I've been a Chiefs fan since the early 80s...

THere ya go, ya big dummy...:D

blaise
08-25-2009, 01:41 PM
So Jamarcus Russell has no hope of learning the offense.

Frazod
08-25-2009, 01:41 PM
Oh shit, DaKC must have seen another fat person on the beach and got traumatized.

Better hurry up and call your therapist, sweetie. We wouldn't want you to suffer any lingering effects.

Count Alex's Losses
08-25-2009, 01:44 PM
So Jamarcus Russell has no hope of learning the offense.

CHIEFSPLANET

FOREVER

Stewie
08-25-2009, 02:18 PM
Being overly concerned about trivial research leads to your brain being full of shit.

Duck Dog
08-25-2009, 02:51 PM
Oh shit, DaKC must have seen another fat person on the beach and got traumatized.

Better hurry up and call your therapist, sweetie. We wouldn't want you to suffer any lingering effects.

ROFL

wild1
08-25-2009, 03:07 PM
Being overly concerned about trivial research leads to your brain being full of shit.

Well, this isn't really a two way street.

It may well be that some people are made stupid as a side effect of the lifestyle they lead, which also begets obesity. Smoking and obesity are alike in that you almost can't name any part or system of the body that they do not harm.

But it's more likely that people aren't stupid because they are obese, they are obese because they're stupid.

Ultra Peanut
08-25-2009, 03:16 PM
chris benoit

MoreLemonPledge
08-25-2009, 04:31 PM
That's why Haley wanted everyone to lose weight. They were fucking stupid.

Jenson71
08-25-2009, 05:04 PM
This wouldn't surprise me. I've heard of foods that are good to keep your brain healthy or healthier.

morphius
08-25-2009, 05:19 PM
And a couple weeks ago it was said that people that were over weight, and not obese lived longer than skinny people. Hmmm, that leaves one in a bit of a quandary, doesn't it...

mikey23545
08-25-2009, 05:42 PM
This wouldn't surprise me. I've heard of foods that are good to keep your brain healthy or healthier.

I'm sorry they didn't work for you...

Jenson71
08-25-2009, 05:45 PM
I'm sorry they didn't work for you...

I"m sory two.

salame
08-25-2009, 06:04 PM
http://www.prosportswrap.com/images/john-daly-shirtless-image.jpg

acesn8s
08-26-2009, 08:56 AM
This explains the dumbassery on CP