Research has shown that obese people have an impaired ability to recall life events, such as a 2010 study from Northwestern Medicine that links memory loss to weight. A larger study funded by the Swedish Research Council and the Swedish Heart-Lung Foundation, showed a one-point drop in memory score for each BMI point increase in a woman’s weight.
There’s good news though. A new Endocrine Society study, from June 2013, shows this memory loss is reversible. Brain activity pattern during memory testing showed improvement in remembering and matching faces as the study participants’ average BMI dropped.
Yet another reason to embrace a plant based lifestyle. Healthy body/healthy mind. Another step you can take is following Marilu and her work in this area. Her most recent book, Total Memory Makeover is a great read. Fun, informative and filled with exercises that can help you retain, enjoy and create memories for years to come.