Researchers investigated the potential link between obesity and brain shrinkage. They found that a higher percentage of body fat, especially among men, is associated with low amounts of gray matter in the brain.
Healthy Living/Wellness April 24, 2019
Belly fat is not just bad for heart health. A new study involving nearly 10,000 people found a link between having excess belly fat and brain shrinkage, which has been tied to an increased risk for memory decline and dementia.
Public Health January 10, 2019
MRI scans done on more than 20 astronauts reveal new results on how microgravity can affect the human brain. The team finds, for instance, that astronauts' brains compress and expand during spaceflight.
Space February 2, 2017
Grown-ups may still have immature brains. Neuroscientists said that the brain continues to actively develop past 18 years old and may still undergo changes until the early 30s.
Neuroscience December 24, 2016
New mothers experience reduction of gray matter in certain regions in their brain. The changes, which last for at least two years, help women adapt to motherhood.
Neuroscience December 20, 2016
Women undergo a lot of bodily changes during pregnancy but a recent study showed that neurological changes also occur. The gray matter of the brain regions increases in volume and helps in regulating certain responses related to the reward system.
Neuroscience May 1, 2016