Even the phrase can be scary. But for the purposes of today’s video, we need to change the way we talk about body fat.
Body fat is more than a storage depot of calories for the winter. In fact, body fat is a powerful source of chemical factors that can cause inflammation in the body. When we remember that inflammation can act as a harbinger of chronic diseases, like Alzheimer’s and diabetes, it shed a light on why it is so crucially important for us to think about body fat beyond just mass and energy.
In today’s video, I want to examine a study, recently published in Neurology, that looks at body fat, it’s place in the body, and what that means for the health of the brain.