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Cognition and obesity - News

Diet, exercise can improve teens' mental health
How highly processed foods harm memory in the aging brain (and the protective effect of Omega-3 DHA)
Higher maternal prenatal BMI may harm child cognition
Harmful body fat not only increases your waistline, but also your risk of dementia
What happened when I ate ultra-processed food for a month
Managing children's weight, blood pressure and cholesterol protects brain function mid-life
Is Your Belly Fat Fogging Your Thinking?
Obesity may exacerbate the effects of Alzheimer's disease, new study shows
Enhancing blood sugar control boosts brain health for people with type 2 diabetes
Curcumin and fish oil offer cognitive boost
World first study links obesity with reduced brain plasticity
Lipoic acid supplements help some obese but otherwise healthy people lose weight
3 March 2020 - MedicalXpress - Visceral fat delivers signal to the brain that hurts cognition
18 December 2019 - Futurity - More body fat may hamper thinking as you age
10 December 2019 - MedicalXpress - Brain differences may be tied to obesity, kids' study says
5 November 2019 - MedicalXpress - High waist circumference associated with elevated risk of obesity-related dementia
3 September 2019 - MedicalXpress - New insights: Dementia, risk, risk reduction, and translation into practice
20 May 2019 - MedicalXpress - Weight gain and loss may worsen dementia risk in older people
22 April 2019 - MedicalXpress - New insight into how obesity, insulin resistance can impair cognition
29 November 2018 - The Guardian - 'Diabolical' diets: four in 10 children consume sugary drinks daily
19 September 2018 - BMJ - Ban on sale of energy drinks to children
1 August 2018 - Science Daily - Measure of belly fat in older adults is linked with cognitive impairment
1 December 2017 - Science Daily - Obesity increases dementia risk
Children born to obese, overweight mothers may be at higher risk for neurodevelopmental problems, study finds
19 October 2017 - MedicalXpress - Lower brain glucose levels found in people with obesity, type 2 diabetes
4 September 2017 - MedicalXpress - 1 in 5 children in the U.S. enter school overweight or obese, researchers find
28 July 2017 - Science Daily - Green tea ingredient may ameliorate memory impairment, brain insulin resistance, and obesity
17 May 2017 - World Health Organisation - New WHO study on health and well-being of Europe’s youth reveals that obesity continues to rise
28 April 2017 - Nutraingredients - Study explores how gut microbial populations impact cognitive function
27 April 2017 - MedicalXpress - Overweight/obese people with diabetes at increased risk of brain abnormalities
6 March 2017 - The Conversation - How diets high in sugar and saturated fat could be harming your brain
3 Jan 2017 - Psych Central - Parents’ Obesity May Slow Child Development
02 March 2016 - The Telegraph - Half of pregnant women attending their first maternity appointment are overweight or obese
24 Nov 2015 - FAB Research - Why Most People Fail to 'Get the Fats Right' - and How You can do Better!
18 Feb 2015 - The Conversation - Here’s what happens to your brain when you give up sugar for Lent
03 February 2015 - EurekAlert - Socioeconomic differences in adolescent health getting wider
21 January 2015 - MNT - Exercise improves brain function in young adults
26 December 2014 - Medical News Today - Fast-food consumption in children linked to poorer academic outcomes
02 December 2014 - Science Daily - Why does physical activity during childhood matter?
01 December 2014 - MedicalXpress - Diabetes in midlife linked to significant cognitive decline 20 years later
17 November 2014 - Melrose - The link between diabetes and Alzheimer's
29 October 2014 - The Conversation - Mom's prenatal hardship turns baby's genes on and off
12 October 2014 - Epoch Times - Beyond Obesity: Western Diet Shown to Make People Unintelligent
07 October 2014 - Science Daily - Sugar linked to memory problems in adolescent rats
11 August 2014 - Huffington Post - Omega 3 - The Missing Component for Health and Weight-Loss?
23 July 2014 - MedicalXpress - Targeting the brain to treat obesity
17 Dec 2013 - University of New South Wales - Junk food can harm memory in a week
3 Sept 2012 - New Scientist - Food for thought: Eat your way to dementia - sugar and carbs cause Alzheimer's Disease
22 March 2009 - The Observer - Running on empty carbs