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Weight gain can have an effect on the brain, as well as on the waist, according to a new study (stock image)

Getting fat is also bad for the brain and do not think that just having a big belly means you are free, says study

  • Greasing can age the brain and slow down processing speed and problem resolution
  • New research from Germany supports a previous study by the University of Cambridge
  • Obese and overweight people are more likely to suffer from dementia later in life, according to the Max Planck Institute study.

Bridie Pearson-jones for Mailonline

Weight gain can have an effect on the brain, as well as on the waist, a new study shows.

Getting fat can slow down processing speed and problem-solving skills, the German neuroscience study found.

It also says that the aging process can be accelerated by gaining body fat.

Weight gain can have an effect on the brain, as well as on the waist, according to a new study (stock image)

Weight gain can have an effect on the brain, as well as on the waist, according to a new study (stock image)

The problem is more pronounced in women than in men, and is the worst for people who tend to gain weight around the stomach, rather than in other parts of the body.

Obese and overweight people are more likely to suffer from dementia later in life, according to the Max Planck Institute study.

His research was taken from 2,637 brain scans of adults.

It shows that overweight alters brain structure and changes blood flow.

The researchers took people who, on average, were slightly overweight and were 55 years old.

They scanned their brains and went through a series of cognitive tests.

Then the levels of white matter in his head were measured.

Obese and overweight people are more likely to suffer from dementia later in life (stock image)

Obese and overweight people are more likely to suffer from dementia later in life (stock image)

Obese and overweight people are more likely to suffer from dementia later in life (stock image)

The findings supported previous research by the University of Cambridge that found that obesity was associated with the reduction of white matter in the brain.

The greatest relationship between hip and waist was also associated with lower scores on cognitive tests, such as problem solving.

The cause of the contraction of white matter is still unknown, but researchers theorize that it comes from the contraction of the stems of the fat cells that eat in the sensitive areas of the brain.

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