Nowadays, the incidence of obesity is a global challenge and it is estimated that the total number of overweight and obese adults will increase up to 1.35 billion by 2030. Evidence obtained from clinical and experimental studies shows that obesity may be associated with cognitive performance and executive function impairments. Considering various evidence for the poor episodic memory tasks and verbal learning as well as the destruction of cortical gray matter in the obese individuals, here, we collected some causal pathways for contribution of inflammation, oxidative stress, insulin resistance, and hypertension in the development of brain disorders in obesity. The present study focuses on the providing an overview of the some negative effects of obesity on the brain. Different evidence mentioned in this review has thrown light on the obesity-associated complications which may predispose obese people to brain damage, dementia, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Ghowsi, Mahnaz; Qalekhani, Farshad; Farzaei, Mohammad Hosein; Mahmudi, Fariba; Yousofvand, Namdar; and Joshi, Tanuj
"Inflammation, Oxidative Stress, Insulin Resistance, and Hypertension as Mediators for Adverse Effects of Obesity on the Brain: a Review,"
BioMedicine: Vol. 11
, Article 2.
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