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Obesity And Brain Damage - Ooooh Really? May 25, 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

As if I needed a new reason to lose weight, here is something I have not come across yet, until today:

abcnews.go.com/Health/we
ight-loss-improves-memory-
research-reveals/story?id=
13383600


If nothing else, it is an interesting theory. I like the connection that weight loss will improve my memory (now where did I leave the house keys again?). The converse is a bit scarier: What in obesity is causing "brain damage" (the study's words, not mine, surely), in the first place?

I'm going to add that to my list of reasons of why I am working on losing 145 pounds, total. Have you come up with a list of reasons of all the positive benefits for losing the weight yet? Quite a few Sparklers have cited this motivator already, so I honestly cannot take any credit for it, but I do like the idea a lot. Each reason equals one pound gone.

Let's get that list going!
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  • SABRINALONDON21
    I think there is genetic factor they missed, my mom has always been skinny and she has poor memory from time to time, and so do I. I can remember events, but do not me ask where did I put that paper (which is now lost) so it would not get lost!
    3163 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/26/2011 6:09:28 PM
  • FRANNIEDID
    Interesting article, but I am just as absent minded after losing weight as I was before! I guess I didn't benefit!!!
    3163 days ago
  • NUMD97
    For whatever it's worth, besides the weight loss, a complete overview by a neurologist can be helpful. Many I know who suffer from obstructive sleep apnea, once diagnosed and treated, have noticed remarkable changes in memory and concentration.
    3164 days ago

    Comment edited on: 5/25/2011 12:49:53 PM
  • BUTEAFULL
    losing weight hasn't helped my short term memory any, I still can't remember where I put things
    3164 days ago
  • RAINBOWCHOC
    mmmmm, I think it might be another of those things doctors will use to fob people off...your arm hurts because you are fat...you have an ingrowing toenail because you smoke...
    thank you for sharing it, I just won't be believing it!
    best wishes, Sandra
    3164 days ago
  • LISA01605
    When I started eating healthier, reduced sugar and salt a lot along with a large reduction in calories, I noticed a greater degree of mental clarity. I also started exercising more regularly about the same time so I can't really pinpoint which change caused the mental clarity. Maybe it was an effect of both. All I know is healthy living gives me more energy and more mental clarity and those are good reasons for me to keep it up.
    3164 days ago
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