body fat

Having less muscle and more body fat may affect how flexible our thinking gets as we become older, new research suggests. Researchers also found that changes in parts of the immune system could be responsible for the effect. These findings[1] could lead to new treatments that help maintain mental flexibility in aging adults with obesity… Read more

An enzyme produced by your body’s fat tissue controls energy levels in your brain, according to new research. The research with mice highlights a function for the body’s fat tissue in controlling the brain’s response to food scarcity, and suggests there is an optimal amount of body fat for maximizing health and longevity. Senior author… Read more