The Swedish neurologists from University of Uppsala have published in The International Journal of Obesity results of research in which reduction of a site of the brain responsible for regulation of appetite has been revealed, at elderly people with obesity, reports HealthCanal.com.
The group of scientists under the direction of Samantha Brooks (Samantha Brooks) by means of a functional magnetic and resonant tomography (fMRI) investigated a brain of 292 adult men and women, whose weight was invariable for five years - directly to and right after scanning. Among them were both suffering obesity, and bodies having normal weight.
At people with obesity reduction of the sizes of a forward brain was revealed.
The subsequent research of influence of obesity on ability of a brain to supervise absorption of food has revealed easing of mental capacities at people with obesity in comparison with their contemporaries having normal mass of a body.
Scientists consider that improper feeding for many years weakens ability of a brain to supervise bent for to food.
As Samantha Brooks, "those elderly people explains, whose obesity was invariable for five years, differed in the reduced volume of a forward brain and deficiency of self-checking in food. Obesity covers the increasing part of modern society and though our research cannot define, whether is obesity the reason or a consequence of reduction of the sizes of a brain, in the light of received earlier this we assume that if you do not use the brain to reflect that eat, you can lose not only a waist, but also brain volume".
In former researches Brooks with co-authors has found increase in a forward brain in women with anorexia. This increase was that more than more women constrained themselves in food.