The examined 8, 745 women were all healthy and between 65 and 79 years old. Even the heaviest of them had overall cognitive abilities in the normal range, calms Diana Kerwin from Northwestern University in Chicago. "However, the extra weight definitely had a detrimental effect."
However, why bacon has more of a memory effect than belly fat is still unclear. Cytokines may play a crucial role in this process. It is already known that different types of fatty tissue also produce different variants of these hormones. These also have a correspondingly different influence on important body functions such as blood pressure or the response of the body cells to insulin.
Now it is important to find out exactly how the fat affects the memory performance. The type of fat stored on the hips may be involved in the formation of plaques associated with Alzheimer's disease. It is also conceivable that it restricts the blood supply to the brain and thereby slows brain functions. display
It is difficult to target the hip fat, because the distribution of fat in humans is largely genetic. However, Kerwin believes that keeping the kilos under control makes sense anyway: "While we can not change where the fat is stored, having less of it is definitely better."Diana Kerwin (Northwestern University, Chicago) et al .: Journal of the American Geriatric Society, online publication of July 14, 2010 ddp / science.de? Masha's shaft