Madame Maxime Knows Best

21 10 2006

Think how scary-smart all of us women of substance would be if we were skinny. 🙂

(HealthDay News) — Add another hazard to the pitfalls of being
overweight — a few extra pounds might reduce your brainpower.

According to a new French study, heftier people score lower on cognitive
tests, even when factors such as education level are taken into account.

The findings are published in the Oct. 10 issue of Neurology.

Following up on previous studies linking weight and cognition, the new
study aimed to find out if there is a connection in middle-aged healthy
people.

. . . study author Dr. Maxime Cournot,
a researcher with the Toulouse University Hospital and the National
Institute of Health and Medical Research in France.

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Students Who Care Enough to Engage

21 10 2006

“It’s difficult juggling different things,” [the student activist] said, but “you can find a way for your passions.

Favorite Daughter came home from college classes Tuesday laughing about a display booth in the student union that seemed to be selling “Crist for Governor” bumper stickers. She got closer to check it out, and realized that what was being sold were Krispy Kreme doughnuts, in boxes that had been altered with the campaign bumper stickers to read, “Cristy Kreme” doughnuts. Murky power of story, no idea what it means — except that the students were having a great time! — but there it is FWIW . . .

krispy kreme doughnut logo