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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