Higher body fat leads to increased atrophy of the brain's gray matter and a greater risk of cognitive decline, researchers report.
Women aged between 20-44 who drank two to three cups of coffee a day had 3.4% lower adiposity than those who did not consume coffee. Older women who drank four cups per day had an adiposity level 4.1% lower. Overall, total body fat percentage was 2.8% lower in women of all ages who drank two to three cups of coffee a day.
Less muscle mass and increased body fat may affect cognition as we age. The link between body mass and declining fluid intelligence may be attributed to different types of white blood cells.
Those who are 10 kilograms, or 22 pounds, overweight have a 17% increased risk of developing depression. The risk of depression increases in line with how overweight a person is.
According to a new study, genetic factors heavily influence where we are most likely to store fat on our bodies. Researchers found the relationship between genetics and fat storage is more significant in women than in men.
Researchers report bile acids play a key role in providing positive metabolic effects after weight loss surgery. The study also suggest the intestinal microbiome participates in post surgical improvements following gastric bypass. The findings could help develop new treatments for diabetes and obesity, researchers report.
UCSF researchers report the food and beverage industries push sugary products while obfuscating the significant health issues added sugars can cause. The findings shed light on sugars' link to disease and exposes industrial tactics to downplay the public health risks of diets too high in sugar.
Researchers report obesity and excessive body fat around the middle is associated with lower grey matter volume in the brain. The study also found a link between obesity and shrinkage in specific brain areas.
Researchers report your body fat could be a predictor of cognitive decline. The study reveals older people with higher waist to hip ratios had reduced cognitive function.