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Weight Loss and Memory

Improving your lifestyle and losing unhealthy excess weight not only benefits your cardiovascular system and self-image, but it can help your memory too.

According to data presented at the Endocrine Society’s 95th annual meeting in San Francisco, subjects who spent six months losing weight (around fifteen pounds) through lifestyle modification showed improved reactions on memory tests and facial recognition tasks.

Previous studies have shown that obese people have impaired episodic memory. This is a memory of events that happen throughout your life.

“Our findings suggest that obesity-associated impairments in memory function are reversible, adding incentive for weight loss,” said lead author Andreas Pettersson, MD, a PhD student at Umea University, Umea, Sweden.

Speak to the Live Well team at Pharmasave Summerland about how you can improve your memory through lifestyle modification.

Dan Cassidy – Nutritional Product Advisor