Losing Proposition-Gain Weight-Lose Grey Matter — Dave’s Diary
Take a look at the KIT team photo of our Wray’s Market Fresh IGA Get Away winner. You may notice Lance never changes, Big Dave continues to get bigger (I need to lose some weight!) and Brian Teegarden is a shadow of his former self having lost more than 150 pounds in the past year! I wonder if he feels any smarter today–or better yet, how much dumber am I today?
According to a recent study from UCLA, for every extra pound you put on, your brain shrinks! Wow! Who among us can afford that!
Elderly people who are obese or overweight have significantly less brain tissue than people of normal weight. “The brains of obese people looked 16 years older than their healthy counterparts while [those of] overweight people looked 8 years older,” UCLA neuroscientist and senior study author Paul Thompson told HealthDay News.
Most of the brain tissue that was lost was in the frontal and temporal lobe regions of the brain, which governs decision-making and memory, among other things.
Decision making? Like in deciding to stop eating? Just one more reason you need to smack me the next time you see me with a donut!