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Belly Fat Can Damage Your Brain

By and Wednesday, 29 August 2018 12:31 PM Current | Bio | Archive

In an episode of "The Simpsons," Homer and Bart are watching TV when Homer decides to show off the remarkable powers of his beer belly.

He takes a beer that's propped on his stomach and lifts it to his mouth without using his hands. Then he flips the can over using only his belly, and crushes it.

While Homer's dumb trick with his beer belly is oddly athletic, that mountain of abdominal fat has far more crushing powers than that.

Not only has belly fat been linked to a higher risk of heart disease and cancer, but now a new study shows it can make you as foggy-brained as Homer Simpson.

Research published in the journal Circulation looked at data from more than 5,000 people and found that a higher waist-to-hip ratio (one measure of belly fat) was associated with lower cognitive function in adults over age 60.

It seems that abdominal fat pumps pro-inflammatory chemicals into your bloodstream, which damages your brain.

We're suggesting that the 229 million people in this country who are overweight or obese enact a plan to reduce their waistline.

Adopt a full-body workout; don't just target your waistline with sit-ups or crunches, you need aerobics, too. And opt for an anti-inflammatory diet based on leafy greens, legumes, lean proteins, and whole grains.

Your waist circumference (measured at your belly button while sucking in) should be half your height.

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