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Obesity linked to worse memory in older women

By Elizabeth Cooney
Globe Correspondent / July 19, 2010

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A new study among older women links obesity to poorer brain function. In a surprising twist, where women carried extra pounds — around their waists vs. on their hips — also made a difference. But unlike with heart disease, pear shapes were worse than apple shapes. (Full article: 569 words)

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