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Read aloud An unhealthy diet is not just on the hips, but also on their memory: US researchers have found in a large-scale study with older women that the brain functions and thus the memory under too many pounds. Specifically, the ladies each point more in the body mass index cost a point in the 100-unit scale of a standard memory test. However, fat is not the same as fat: bacon obviously has more of a memory effect than bacon. To determine the body mass index or body mass index (BMI) of a person, the body weight is divided by the squared height in meters. A 1.65-meter-tall and 55-pound woman therefore has a BMI of 20.2 and is thus in the normal range between 18.5 and 25. If the value is over 25, it is spoken of overweight, from 30 of obesity.

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

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