Do not let your body is filled with a pile of fat. Because the body fat or obese tend to have the ability of the brain that continues to decline. Studies from the Australian National University found, belly getting bigger due to fatty deposits that make the brain continues to shrink with age increases.
The study looked at adult participants who had excess weight. They were monitored for 8 years. They also observed part of the hippocampus in the brain. The hippocampus is a part of the brain known to influence the occurrence of Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers found that people who have excess weight known to be less productive and shrinkage in the hippocampus that drastic compared with those whose weight is ideal.
“This phenomenon will not only be caused by subtle memory disorders. Brain shrinkage also puts you at a higher risk of developing mood disorders, senile and dementia,” said Nicolas Cherbuin Ph.D., the study’s researchers.
The reason for this is the fatty tissue causes the release of inflammatory molecules that trigger inflammation of the body. This molecule involved circulating in the bloodstream and passes through the brain. This inflammation makes the production of neuronal cells to be decreased and kills nerve cells that already exists. Then, the DNA of the body more quickly in damage.
Quoted from Okezone, soft tissue damage in the brain will make the brain function decline. The bad news, though the study only involved adults age 60 years, but will possibly be experienced at a younger age if they have uncontrolled weight.
“The good news, if you are able to control your weight, the brain would be saved. The sooner you do, the better. That’s because early studies show that weight loss reduce inflammation and improve the function of the hippocampus,” said Cherbuin.