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Submission + - Obesity linked to cognitive problems

orasio writes: Medscape reports about October's issue of Neurology, a study that shows an inverse correlation between BMI and short term memory. Subjects with diagnosed obesity underperformed their skinny counterparts when remembering a list of items. Other effects on cognition are suspected, too. Maybe actually going outside, and quit eating Doritos could make you smarter!

Long computations which yield zero are probably all for naught.