Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Fifty Thousand Whoppers With Stupid

I recently heard about the new study which found obese people have 8 percent less brain tissue than normal weight individuals. Their brains look 16 years older than the brains of lean individuals, researchers said.

The results, based on brain scans of 94 people in their 70s, represent "severe brain degeneration," said Paul Thompson, senior author of the study and a UCLA professor of neurology.

The results were posted in the online edition of human brain mapping. You can read it here, if you can understand it. I’m no neuroscientist, but ‘atrophy in the frontal lobes, anterior cingulate gyrus, hippocampus, and thalamus’ can’t be good things.

Then I was snooping around some photos of the 9/12 fifty thousand strong million moron march on Washington, and wondered if there was a connection….

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