Wednesday, February 1, 2023

Obesity Will Make You Brain Dead

 Put that fork down and go outside:

Being overweight in midlife has been linked to greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease or dementia, and a new study shows that brain changes in obese people mirror some of those with Alzheimer’s.

Scientists at McGill University in Montreal analyzed brain scans of more than 1,300 people in the first research to directly compare the patterns of brain shrinkage in obese people and in Alzheimer’s patients.

The scans revealed similar brain thinning in regions involved in learning, memory and judgment in both groups, according to the report published Tuesday in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease...

The McGill researchers suspect that obese people, and possibly those who are overweight — a BMI of 25 to 25.9 — might be able to slow cognitive decline if they can get closer to a healthy weight.

It goes for both men and women, btw, though some men online try to present it as a uniquely female problem. While there are more women than men with severe obesity, there are more overweight men than women in the USA:

  • The percentage of men who are overweight (34.1%) is higher than the percentage of women who are overweight (27.5%).
  • The percentage of women who have severe obesity (11.5%) is higher than the percentage of men who have severe obesity (6.9%).

 And among white people, there are also more men than women who are obese:

A bar chart that shows the age-adjusted prevalence of obesity among adults aged 20 and over, by sex and race and Hispanic origin, in the United States from 2017 through 2018  Among all adults ages 20 and over, the age-adjusted prevalence of obesity was 42.2% for non-Hispanic whites. 49.6% for non-Hispanic Blacks, 17.4% for Non-Hispanic Asians, and 44.8% for Hispanics.   Among men ages 20 and over, the age-adjusted prevalence of obesity was 44.7% for non-Hispanic whites,  41.1% for non-Hispanic Blacks, 17.5% for Non-Hispanic Asians, and 45.7% for Hispanics.   Among women ages 20 and over, the age-adjusted prevalence of obesity was 39.8% for non-Hispanic whites,  56.9% for non-Hispanic Blacks, 17.2% for Non-Hispanic Asians, and 43.7% for Hispanics. 

 Men will say that while they are turned off by fat women, women don't really care as long as a man is "alpha" but let me tell you that most women like fit men just like most men prefer fit women. Also an alpha man wouldn't get obese, lol:) Now if she is a gold-digger and he is loaded...that's a different story!


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  3. Yeah, that sounds like spam.

    To the post: Of course it makes sense that the things that make your body extremely unhealthy affects your brain also.

  4. Yes and it's like people just keep getting bigger all the time...

  5. Or is it the other way around? I'd suggest that it is the brain that creates obesity. You become what you think... Our subconscious thoughts create the reality we live in, how we see the world and how we response to what we see. I see obesity as ''a buffer'' between a person and the life he/she lives. You can explain it with scientific terms, cortisol/stress, all kinds of artificial stuff in the food products, etc yet not everyone gets obese. If you can't work through your fears, worries, and coping mechanisms, if you believe everything that is said on TV/internet --- I think that's the recipe for obesity in a couple of sentences.

  6. Interesting theory. However, I think for many people it starts innocently enough: another piece of cake, another soda, fast food etc. It's basically the lack of self-control so here is your brain problem:)

  7. It may look like that (gradual lack of self-control) but we need to ask what is behind that behavior. What is happening in the subconscious? What is creating this fear of ''being exposed''? There is a need to feel protected. Self-control, or discipline, is used against something, against an urge, and therefor it is not something in harmony with your subconscious. Without any contradictions you just don't feel the urge and there's nothing to control.

  8. Not sure whether one should go so deep. There were no fat people around during WWII when life was much more difficult and dangerous. Simply because there was not enough food for everyone.

  9. Winston Churchill comes to mind first. Not the easiest job, and perhaps Gallipoli weighed him down all his life. As to WWII, everyone was in the same soup. There hardly were people that went untouched and if they existed I'm sure they didn't blame those who suffered ''lazy'' or something like that. I mean difficult times are easier to bear together than trying to cope on your own. Everything is connected. Aaand, the calorie theory has been busted and called Metabolism mystery I hear? OK, enough said :-)

  10. If fat people suffer it's self-inflicted suffering. Unless they have a serious health condition which prevents them from being active (like a wheelchair bound) it's entirely up to them to change their lifestyle. I just keep wondering how did people in the past manage to survive much harder circumstances without ballooning to modern proportions. It's not just calories, it's what you eat and how much you move.

  11. I think I should add a clarification of sorts. Personally I don't believe that people put on weight due to some subconscious suffering. May be some do, everybody is different, but not the majority. In the past when many poor folks lived in much harsher conditions than now it didn't happen, as there was also not enough food going around among that social class.

    What changed is the abundance of cheap processed food, soda drinks, the disappearance of home cooking and lack of physical activity.

    Unfortunately, it's easy to put on weight but after a certain point, it becomes difficult to lose it and I'm aware that it's a constant struggle for some people (I sympathise).

    However, with food addiction it's like with every other addiction. The 1st step to healing is to admit you have a problem, which is quite contrary to modern trends of "'fat acceptance" and "it's always someone else's fault." And just like with illicit drugs it's better to never go down that path at all.