Obesity is one of the leading causes of death in the world today, and it is becoming more common. The condition comes with other side effects that can take you to your grave before it is your time. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), obesity can result into organ damage which can also lead to different conditions such as gastroesophageal reflux, joint problems and diabetes.
Apart from these, a recent study has identified another dangerous side effect of being overweight. Researchers at the Irish Longitudinal Study on Aging at Dublin College have discovered that being obese can greatly reduce blood flow to the brain in what is known as cerebral hypoperfusion. The scientists observe that brain blood flow normally reduces with age. But the negative impact of being overweight on the brain blood flow is bigger than that of age.
Regular and enough blood supply to the brain is important according to WHO because it makes sure that the brain is supplied with sufficient and adequate oxygen and nutrients to work properly. When the brain blood flow is interfered with, it can result into serious health problems as people age.
Obesity according to the American Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) can make one susceptible to health conditions and illnesses, and can even lower life expectancy by about 7 years in females and 6 years in males. It is advisable that the obese be physically active so as to facilitate blood flow to the brain.
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