Can Losing Weight Improve Memory?

A study published in 2011 contends that patients who had subjected themselves to gastric bypass surgery for weight loss scored higher on memory tests after the surgery than before. John Gunstad, Ph.D., of Kent State University in Ohio contends that obesity is linked to cognitive problems and that health risks associated with obesity, such as diabetes, are not good for anyone’s mental processes. Therefore, Gunstad believes that whether an obese patient loses weight quickly and drastically with surgery or slowly and persistently with old-fashioned calorie counting, the results should be the same as far as his or her brain is concerned.

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