How obesity damages the brain: Study finds excess weight leads to Alzheimer’s by triggering cells that wear down crucial synapses

Scientists have shown for the first time how obesity sews the seeds for Alzheimer’s disease in the brain.

The surge in weight gain worldwide has led to more diagnoses of diabetes, heart disease, and dementia, but the reasons for that have been unclear.

In a new report that could pave the way to preventative treatment, researchers at Princeton University have identified how obesity fuels certain cells which consume synapses, damaging brain function.

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