Obesity might actually make you dumber, new study says

obesity makes you dumber

Being significantly overweight comes with plenty of well-documented health problems already. From the risk of injury due to stressed joints to type 2 diabetes, obesity isn't just dangerous, it's deadly. Now, a new study reveals that obesity might actually also affect your brain, and not just in a "I should grab another donut" kind of way.

In a new research paper published in the Journal of Neuroscience, researchers reveal that lab testing in mice has hinted at diminished brainpower in animals who are dramatically overweight. The fat and not-so-bright rodents may actually be incapable of processing information as well as their more fit counterparts.

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