Bigger waists linked to shrunken brains

It answers the question of whether extra body fat is protective or detrimental for brain health

Being thick around the middle could be indicative of a shrunken brain, new UK research suggests.

The discovery points to a link between excess body fat and impaired mental ability or dementia.

Scientists looked at a total of 9652 people, average age 55, with 19% of the cohort being obese according to their BMI.