Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Not Only Are We Fat

But a new study shows that us fatties also have diminished brain capacity.

The headline reads:
Obese People Have Severe Brain Degeneration

A new study finds obese people have 8 percent less brain tissue than normal-weight individuals. Their brains look 16 years older than the brains of lean individuals, researchers said today.

Those classified as overweight have 4 percent less brain tissue and their brains appear to have aged prematurely by 8 years.

The results, based on brain scans of 94 people in their 70s, represent "severe brain degeneration" said Paul Thompson, senior author of the study and a UCLA professor of neurology.

But, wait a minute, the study was done on only 94 people in their 70's. Maybe these 94 fatties have severe brain degeneration because they are IN THEIR 70'S?!? And how can a control group of only 94 people really determine anything?

Maybe they should do this study on younger fatties?

Maybe this is why I can't remember anything?

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