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From the Winnipeg Free Press:
Obesity isn't just bad for the heart. It's also bad for the brain. New research shows the heavier a woman, the worse her brain and memory function.

The study -- based on data from the massive Women's Health Initiative hormone trials -- is being described as the first to look at the effect of obesity on brain function in women. For every one point hike in body mass index, a woman's cognitive score dropped one point.

And the effect was strongest in pear-shaped women who carry the excess fat around their hips.
Until now, we've always been told that "weight gain in the area around the waist (apple type) is more dangerous than weight gained around the hips and flank area (pear type). " Now it seems like our only answer is to lose weight, no matter what our body type.
"Overall, obesity appears to be directly associated with cognitive function in post-menopausal older women," researchers report in a study published Wednesday in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society.
Okay, ladies. Sounds like it's time for us to hit the gym!

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