According to some brand new research, if you carry too much belly fat, it could cause you to have dementia. the bottom line to all this is that your liver could be "eating" your brain.

 

People with extra abdominal fat are three times more likely than lean individuals to develop memory loss and dementia later in life, and now scientists say they may know why.

It seems that your liver and the part of your brain that controls memory, the Hippocampus both crave PPARalpha, which is a protein. The liver uses PPARalpha to burn belly fat; the hippocampus uses PPARalpha to process memory. And the rest, as they say, is history.

Kind of a scary thought and a good reason to slim down. I'd tell you more, but I think I need to go ride my bicycle.