Obesity and Cognitive Function

Obesity is thought to affect both the CNS and the PNS. Obesity appears to negatively affect the CNS, particularly cognitive function. There is a strong association between obesity and dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. Obesity has been shown to double the risk of Alzheimer’s disease and a high body-mass index (BMI) is linked to increased risk of dementia. Similarly, individuals with severe obesity can suffer from a mild cognitive impairment. Negative effects of obesity on the PNS include autonomic dysfunction and polyneuropathy.  Polyneuropathy is defined as sensory loss, typically starting with the feet and eventually affecting the hands. One of the most common causes of polyneuropathy is type 2 diabetes. Lifestyle treatments include dietary modifications and exercise and have proven effective at improving metabolic and cognitive function.

  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Oxidative Stress
  • Dementia
  • Potential Mediators
  • CNS Dysfunction
  • Cerebrovascular Disease

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