Nutritious dietary intake and maintaining
healthy weight is good for your brain…
Those with multiple markers of “metabolic abnormality” were more likely to suffer impaired cognitive function; these markers included high cholesterol or triglycerides, high blood pressure, low HDL (good) cholesterol, high glucose levels or diabetes.
In followup mental testing at the 5 and 10-year points, those who were both obese and “metabolically abnormal” were significantly more likely to show a faster rate of cognitive decline.
Researchers speculated that vascular problems associated with unhealthy weight might affect brain function, along with specific fat-related secretions that impact the aging brain.
- Low cholesterol caution: Why you need cholesterol (drbradshook.com)
- Obese brain may thwart weight loss: Diets high in saturated fat, refined sugar may cause brain changes that fuel overconsumption (sciencedaily.com)
- There Are No ‘Healthy Obese’ When it Comes to Brain Function (atlantablackstar.com)