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Brain aging accelerated by 10 years with midlife overweight, obesity

(Medical News Today) Being overweight or obese in midlife may age the brain by around 10 years. This is the finding of a new study led by researchers from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom…
[T]he study revealed that middle-aged adults who were overweight had reduced white matter volume in the brain, compared with their lean counterparts.
The research team - including senior author Prof. Paul Fletcher of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Cambridge - says this reduction in white matter represents around a decade of brain aging.
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