Obviously being overweight already has plenty of disadvantages but today a research report published indicates that losing weight may do even more than previously thought. Obviously losing weight is encouraged because being overweight causes various health problems but it turns out weight loss actually helps improve memory function as well as other brain activity.
The study was conducted using a large variety of people that were both overweight and not overweight. The study found that in general people that were overweight had significantly more memory problems than those that were not overweight. More importantly the study showed that as people began to lose weight their memory functions began to recover very quickly and were able to return to normal.
Along with improved memory weight loss patients also showed a substantial decrease in heart health issues; which was already a well known benefit. This just goes to show that losing weight should be a top priority for anyone overweight. The drawbacks to being overweight keep getting bigger and bigger so it only makes sense that eventually the world’s obesity problem will go away.
Researchers not involved with the study have already commented that this is quite a groundbreaking discovery. Linking memory and other brain functions to obesity is quite substantial because of the wide variety of affects it could have. Further follow up studies are being planned right now and will likely be conducted sometime in the near future to see what other parts of the mind might be affected by being overweight or obese.