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A person you know has just had a stroke. This, naturally, is terrible news. Apart from the initial damage, the effects can linger for years. But sometimes, the effects that linger are weird but fantastic.
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Along with a risk of hypertension, heart disease and diabetes, scientists have come up with another reason to avoid obesity: Brain shrinkage.
A UCLA study released last week shows the brains of obese older adults are on average 8 percent smaller than their more fit counterparts. 473 more words