Obesity and Your Brain

September 27, 2013 Updated Jul 15, 2010 at 9:04 PM EDT

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September 27, 2013 Updated Jul 15, 2010 at 9:04 PM EDT

If your body is out of shape, there's a good chance your brain is, too.
According to a new study, the more an older woman weighs, the worse her memory is, and the evidence showed that women who are pear-shaped, or heavier in their hips, are more at risk than women who carry more weight in their midsection.
Researchers say pear-shaped women may be more likely to have a type of fat around the hips that causes inflammation, which could
then affect blood flow to the brain.