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Researchers say higher BMI can impact cognitive function

Researchers at the University of Arizona have found that older people who with higher BMIs could be especially vulnerable to decreased cognitive function. Research from the team found that those who weigh more experience higher amounts of inflammation. This type of inflammation in turn, negatively impacts cognitive abilities. The researchers, "...analyzed data from the English Longitudinal Study of Aging, which includes over 12 years' worth of information on the health, well-being and social and economic circumstances of the English population age 50 and older," according to a press release about the study.
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