Ever hear someone called a Fathead? Well whoever invented that sobriquet turns out to be on to something.
In addition to just plain plotting to kill you, your Fat is officially also making you easier prey on the Savannah by turning your brain into a pile of mush before it finishes you off.
So: The latest salvo launched by Researchers at Georgia Regents University’s Prevention Center is a mouse study that not only showed excess amounts of body-fat produce inflammation chemicals that circulate through your body like IL-1,
*BUT ALSO* -At least One of those chemicals actually crosses the otherwise-sturdy Blood-Brain-Barrier and makes it into the Hippocampus part of your noggin,
-Where it promptly gets in the way of everything, basically screwing with your ability to form memories and recall in a process called “microgliosis“.
In good scientific method, the researchers did all kinds of fancy and extensive liposuction, lipoimplantation, etc. on the mousies to isolate and prove the effects.
And it turned out that such large quantities of inflammation chemicals, persisting for such a long time, Actually HURTS the tissues of your brain!
Even worse news? -Plastic Surgeons currently do not perform liposuctions or other lipectomies extensive enough to mimic the fat-removals the researchers did.
-So you +/- “can’t” get rid of it surgically.
However, there was one small, very bright light at the end of the tunnel!
Now go Check Out The Links for the full story and the last few promising nuggets of info on how you might reverse the damage done by the increasingly-evil specter of obesity.
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• Source: GRU News- Fat and Cognition in Obese Mice [archive.org]
• via: Neatorama
• More Coverage: NYT/Well
• Source Study: PubMed-Obesity elicits interleukin 1-mediated deficits in hippocampal synaptic plasticity