Aug 26, 2011
Obesity linked to Cognition (HealthCanal):
– “Obese people tend to perform worse than healthy people at cognitive tasks like planning ahead, a literature review has found, concluding that psychological techniques used to treat anorexics could help obese people too.”
– “According to a review of 38 studies on cognitive function and obesity by researchers from the University of NSW, obese people have a tendency toward “reduced executive function”, meaning planning, goal-oriented behaviour and decision-making.”
– “Obesity may both cause and be caused by the reduced executive function, said review lead author Dr Evelyn Smith, from UNSW’s School of Psychiatry.”
To read article: click Here.
To read related interview: click on Dr. Judith Beck on Training Your Brain to Think like a Thin Person.