• Poor insulin sensitivity can slow information processing, reaction time

    24 days ago - By Healio

    Cognitive performance in adults with obesity and overweight was negatively affected by poor glucose tolerance and increased visceral fat, according to findings published in Obesity.
    “In addition to its metabolic consequences, excess adiposity has been linked to decrements in cognition, along with a higher risk for cognitive decline,” Naiman Khan, PhD, assistant professor, department of Kinesiology and Community Health at the University of Illinois at UrbanaChampaign, and colleagues wrote. “Although the mechanisms by which excess adiposity leads to cognitive decrements are
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