Obesity May Have a Negative Neurological Impact

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Fat cells create and release into the bloodstream substances that can initiate negative biochemical processes. Previously, the brain was thought to be protected from this process due to a lack of fat cells and the blood-brain barrier. The latest research on animals points to obesity weakening the blood-brain barrier, allowing substances released from fat cells to permeate the barrier into the brain. Exercise, even without weight loss, may prevent these substances from creating negative health effects in the body and brain.

Obesity May Have a Negative Neurological Impact
Obesity May Have a Negative Neurological Impact
Obesity may have harmful effects on the brain, and exercise may counteract many of those negative effects, according to sophisticated new neurological experiments with mice, even when the animals do not lose much weight. While it’s impossible to know if human brains respond in precisely the same ...

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