NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – The risk of obesity is not only increased by the risk of a number of serious diseases, but also leads to problems affecting concentration and other mental skills, according to a recent study.
Researchers from the German Institute of Lens Planck found that people with obesity were more likely to develop dementia than others.
The study relied on brain data for 2,637 people over the age of 55 and then subjected them to cognitive tests to measure their mental health.
OBJECTIVES: Obesity increases aging, and weight gain limits the ability of the mind to deal with emergencies and solve problems.
The results found that women are more affected by the problem of obesity, and those who are overweight in the abdomen are more at risk.
Obesity is a major cause of serious health disorders such as heart disease, cholesterol, high blood pressure and diabetes.
German medical research confirmed the findings of a previous British study on the effect of obesity on white matter in the human brain.
The study found that obesity leads to the decline of white matter in the brain, which is an important factor in the incidence of mental disorders.