Obesity Contributes To Poor Brain Health

Last updated: 2023-03-04 06:14


Dr David Perlmutter describes a scientific study that was published in the journal, Brain, Behavior and Immunity who reported evidence, that obese individuals had a heightened risk of developing poor brain health due to inflammatory bio-markers:

“Our results therefore point to inflammation as playing an important role in the relationship between obesity and working memory, and suggest that interventions aimed at reducing inflammation may help lessen the cognitive burden of obesity.”

Obesity Contributes To Poor Brain Health Dr David Perlmutter Dr Perlmutter


Carotenoids Provide Benefits For Older Women’s Cognition

Changzheng Yuan and colleagues published their research in The Journal of Nutrition, that examined the nutritional benefits of long term consumption of dietary carotenoids and improved cognitive health:

“Carotenoids which are naturally occurring pigments found in red, yellow, orange, and dark green fruits and vegetables, have been suggested to play a role in prevention of cognitive decline or dementia... have been suggested to have brain-protective function through their antioxidant properties in animal and cell culture studies, and may also reduce the influence of inflammation on brain function by interacting with inflammatory signaling cascades.”

Carotenoids Provide Benefits For Older Women’s Cognition Changzheng Yuan et al. The Journal of Nutrition


Babies Are Born With Brains 'Prewired' To Read

Scientists recently discovered that babies are born with pre-reading abilities that increases their receptivity to recognise words, due to the visual word form area (VWFA) part of the brain, Ohio State University reports:

“The goal is to learn how the brain becomes a reading brain, she said. Learning more about individual variability may help researchers understand differences in reading behavior and could be useful in the study of dyslexia and other developmental disorders.”

Babies Are Born With Brains 'Prewired' To Read Ohio State University Science Daily


Morning Exercise Reduces Cancer Risk

Medical researchers recently published their study in the Cancer Epidemiology journal, that strongly indicated early morning exercise provides a protective function to minimise the risk of developing cancer especially breast and prostate cancer due to circadian regulatory functions writes Lindsay Boyers, CHNC:

“When your circadian rhythm is thrown off, it can lead to difficulty sleeping through the night, insomnia, fatigue, and energy crashes during the day. Evidence has also connected a disrupted circadian rhythm to imbalanced blood sugar, negative changes in metabolism, weight gain, depression, dementia and cancer.”

Morning Exercise Reduces Cancer Risk Lindsay Boyers, CHNC Very Well Health

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