MCG Neuroscientist studying impact of body fat on brain function

JENNIE Season 2, Episode 17

AUGUSTA, Ga.– While many of us have fat on our minds, a local neuroscientist is more interested in what fat -does- to our minds.

Dr. Alexis Stranahan is going to tell us whether pear-shape or apple-shape bodies are best for our brains.

Three years ago, the MCG neuroscientist reported that mental decline in obese mice could be reversed with exercise or surgical removal of belly fat.

Now, she’s looking at the impact -location- of stored body fat has on our brains.

Dr. Stranahan says it’s just not accurate to say everyone who is overweight or obese is doomed for dementia.

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