Study: Being overweight leads to poor mental health

Study: Being overweight leads to poor mental health
Study: Being overweight leads to poor mental health

A recent study revealed that excess weight may increase the risk of developing mental disorders, including lesions or the type of signs that indicate a history of Strokes silent.

The recent study indicated that being overweight or obese is significantly associated with poor heart health, but could it impair your thinking as well?

Working with thousands of young, middle-aged and elderly people, the new study highlights what appears to be a direct damage to an individual’s ability to think quickly, with higher levels of body fat linked to diminishing mental health returns. PE America.

The lead author of the study, Dr. Sonia Anand, chair of the Population Health Research Institute at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, says every aspect of one’s ability to think is weak.

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Between 2010 and 2018, approximately 9:200 adults aged 30 to 75 years were enrolled in the study, none of whom had a prior history of heart disease, and all had brain scans (MRIs) to identify vascular injuries. Possible, nearly all of them had total body fat measurements, while about three-quarters of them completed belly fat assessments as well.

Participants completed two tests measuring their thinking, which examined attention skills, focus, short-term memory, eye and hand speed, coordination, and ability to learn or calculate new information.

Women carry more overall body fat than men, and although men tend to have extra weight around their stomachs, about two-thirds of men suffer from what the authors describe as “central obesity”, compared to just over a third of women.

However, being overweight – no matter where – has been found to be a threat to heart health, with higher total body fat and belly fat leading to higher blood pressure and a higher risk of diabetes.

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