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We all know the physical reasons to watch our weight: Diabetes, heart disease, cholesterol, respiratory problems, and even cancer have all been linked to weight related problems.
Experts now tell us that there’s yet another reason to keep our weight where it needs to be.
If you are a healthy weight, your mind is more youthful than if you are carrying extra weight. In a recent UCLA study, overweight people were found to have 4 percent less brain tissue than normal-weight adults. If this were broken down into brain age, their minds are about 8 years older than the minds of people who are in their normal weight range.
One possible cause is the fact that high calorie, high fat diets clog arteries in the brain, restrict blood flow, and cause cells to shrink.
Makes you want to have a salad for lunch, doesn’t it? Someone call Panera Bread and tell them to have my salad and green tea waiting for me!