Experts from the University of Arizona proved that obesity causes the development of inflammatory processes in the brain. As a result, people with overweight have a high chance of developing dementia at an earlier age. This is the conclusion the researchers came as part of the analysis of information on the health status of 20 thousand people.
The study itself took 12 years. During this time, scientists have observed for the elderly, assess their mental abilities, weight changes. The survey determined the level of inflammation in the body.
Failed to prove that obesity in the blood increases the concentration of C-reactive protein. The connection provokes the inflammatory response. Definition of cognitive abilities have shown that older people who are overweight intelligence noticeably lower than slim old people.