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Obesity Linked to Poor Memory

Obese and overweight young adults have worse memories than those who are thin, according to a new study. Writing in The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, researchers from the University of Cambridge found that higher body mass index (BMI) is associated with “poorer performance on a test of episodic memory.” The researchers said that while this study was small in size, other studies have shown that higher body weight affects both brain structure and the ability to perform...

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