Researchers say that people with normal weight have a lower risk of Alzheimer’s, while being overweight has a higher risk of loss of brain function and may also increase Alzheimer’s.
Exercising regularly is very important for our health and better physical function. Now even research proves that by exercising, our brain and all body parts work better. Regular exercise can also help us feel better mentally. Proving this, new research has recently been published in The Journal of Alzheimer. This new research has found that by exercising we can increase our brain’s ability to work up to 100 percent.
Obesity and brain direct relationship
Our obesity and increasing weight have a direct relation with the brain function. This first research of its kind ‘Obesity and brain capacity’ In the researchers, as a person’s weight or obesity increases, the level of blood flow in their brain also drops. In particular, the hippocampus, a particular part of the brain, receives less blood flow during weight gain. This part of the brain is actually responsible for new memories, learning and emotions. At the same time, the researchers also found that depression, ADHD, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, traumatic brain injury, intoxication, due to the continuous decrease in blood flow to the brain. Addiction, thoughts of suicide come to mind and other similar mental disorders can occur.
Overweight affects brain
The study’s lead author Daniel G. Amen said research has shown that overweight or obesity severely affects brain activity and increases the risk for Alzheimer’s disease, as well as many other psychiatric and cognitive conditions. According to researchers, currently, 72 percent of Americans are overweight and 42 percent of Americans are obese. This means that the future of Cognitive Health in the country is in danger.
Our mind seems to shrink
Dr. Amen and his colleague and editor-in-chief of The Journal of Alzheimer’s, and George Perry, president of Neurobiology at the University of Texas, reported that obesity and increased weight lead to reduced blood flow to the brain. This gradually shrinks our brain, which is eventually enough to promote Alzheimer’s disease. According to Perry, this is a major reason because it directly demonstrates how obesity affects our brain and body.