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Study: Weight loss linked to better memory

A new study from Kent State University found that losing weight may be positively linked to an improvement in memory function.

April 17, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Losing weight not only improves your health, a new study states it can also improve your memory.

Researchers at Kent State University studied 150 people who weighed an average of 300 pounds.

Of that group, 109 people had weight loss surgery. Researchers discovered those who lost weight showed improvement in memory and concentration.

Those who did not have surgery and maintained the same weight showed a mild decline in memory.

More research is needed to see if mildly overweight people experience similar improvements with weight loss through exercise and diet.