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The bigger your belly, the smaller your brain, study claims



A new study published by the American Academy of Neurology has linked abdominal fat to the narrowing of brain volume.

Measurement of the body mass index (BMI) and waist-to-hip ratio of its participants, the research found that those with higher ratios of both criteria had the lowest brain volume.

About 1,000 participants with a higher BMI and waist-hip ratio were marked with the lowest amount of gray matter in their brains. 19659003] Gray matter is a component of the central nervous system that is responsible for the processing of information and controls emotions, memory and the intellect, all of which indicate the growth and development of the brain.

It is responsible for sensory perception, self-control and muscular movement.

"We also found links between obesity and narrowing in specific brain regions," said Mark Hamer, lead author of the study.

"This will require further research but it may be possible that one day, regularly measuring the BMI and waist-to-hip ratio can help determine brain health."

Mark, however, warned that it is not still clear if the anomalies of the brain structure were responsible for obesity in the participants or that their obesity brought changes to the brain.

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