In the experiment, scientists took part around 500 people.Another feature of the human brain discovered by British scientists. According to experts, the brain of people who are overweight in old age shrinks faster.
This study was conducted by researchers together with their American colleagues. In the experiment, scientists took part around 500 people. The age of the subjects ranged from 20 to 90 years. In addition, study participants were divided into two groups: normal and overweight. In addition, the participants took tests on IQ.
The results showed that people with excess weight after 50 years, the percentage of gray matter in the brain is considerably less than the more slender of the participants of the same age. This difference was seen only in those over 50. Therefore, experts suggest that in this period the human brain is particularly affected. Thus, mental abilities of the participants in both groups do not differ.
Scientists plan to conduct further research in this direction to determine a causal relationship between the weight of the person and capabilities of his brain. The results of a study published in the online edition of Daily Mail.