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Obese people have less brains than lean people
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oh really..to me obese people are just plain lazy that's why they don't do good in my class..
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another reason for me to watch those calories :D
haha nahh.. doubt this is very accurate tho :\
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i see
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Posted 12/22/09
ehhh. doesn't mean they're dumber or what not...
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Posted 12/22/09
hmm, guess i should watch my weight haha
Posted 12/22/09
really? hhmmm....
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Posted 12/22/09
im overweight and i get really good grades you mean they couldz be better !!!

*Starts running*
I can feel im getting smarter ^^!!!
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Sekushi_Sushi wrote:

A new study finds obese people have 8 percent less brain tissue than normal-weight individuals. Their brains look 16 years older than the brains of lean individuals, researchers said today.

Those classified as overweight have 4 percent less brain tissue and their brains appear to have aged prematurely by 8 years.

The results, based on brain scans of 94 people in their 70s, represent "severe brain degeneration," said Paul Thompson, senior author of the study and a UCLA professor of neurology.

"That's a big loss of tissue and it depletes your cognitive reserves, putting you at much greater risk of Alzheimer's and other diseases that attack the brain," said Thompson. "But you can greatly reduce your risk for Alzheimer's, if you can eat healthily and keep your weight under control."

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And for the linkaphobic and the lazy, being fat melts your brain.

Note how they only used 94 people. 94 old people.
Because the age aspect could absolutely play no part in it.

This is almost funny to me. Where I work, with all the ...uh..."educated" persons....I seem to be a heck of a lot smarter than most of the thin, younger ones...also a bit more than the older, thin persons. I think it all comes down to how much the induvidual person WANTS to learn or know and the willingness they are to obtain that knowledge.

And you're right...age does have something to do with the memory functions of the induvidual. Not everyone loses memory, but they don't have as acute recall as they did when they were younger. Chemical changes in the brain makeup will contribute to that as well, soo this "study" wasn't as fair or as complete as it could or should have been.
Posted 12/22/09 , edited 12/22/09

Sekushi_Sushi wrote:

A new study finds obese people have 8 percent less brain tissue than normal-weight individuals. Their brains look 16 years older than the brains of lean individuals, researchers said today.

Those classified as overweight have 4 percent less brain tissue and their brains appear to have aged prematurely by 8 years.

The results, based on brain scans of 94 people in their 70s, represent "severe brain degeneration," said Paul Thompson, senior author of the study and a UCLA professor of neurology.

"That's a big loss of tissue and it depletes your cognitive reserves, putting you at much greater risk of Alzheimer's and other diseases that attack the brain," said Thompson. "But you can greatly reduce your risk for Alzheimer's, if you can eat healthily and keep your weight under control."

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Alright... 94 people percent speaks of how many percent of obese people out there? I don't think obesity alone made themselves that way. Living conditions, or any other causes perhaps? For I don't really believe it as the sole purpose of putting those people on those conditions.

Anyways, some geniuses with IQs above average are also overweight. Since they are fat, would that mean that they would be smarter if they were lean?

Posted 12/22/09
So I'm smarter than obese people? cool.
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Posted 1/28/10
Must eat less junk food
Posted 1/28/10
wow kinda hard to believe.
Posted 1/28/10
O.O;;; Should I get skinner then? I'm not that smart but really skinny lol
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Jinchengfan wrote:

This is almost funny to me. Where I work, with all the ...uh..."educated" persons....I seem to be a heck of a lot smarter than most of the thin, younger ones...also a bit more than the older, thin persons. I think it all comes down to how much the induvidual person WANTS to learn or know and the willingness they are to obtain that knowledge.

And you're right...age does have something to do with the memory functions of the induvidual. Not everyone loses memory, but they don't have as acute recall as they did when they were younger. Chemical changes in the brain makeup will contribute to that as well, soo this "study" wasn't as fair or as complete as it could or should have been.


I agree with this. I guess being obese does make you a bit slow, but I've seen overweight people that happen to be very intelligent, while the "poles" happen to be as dumb as a rock.

Although I think that this is accurate, but isn't so to establish a wide scale theory on the link between being fat and being smart, it's pretty informative.

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