Obesity can effect brain health

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(KPLR) - Being overweight doesn't just put a strain on your heart. Now scientists believe it may alter cognitive function as well. But the good news is regular exercise appears to counter these negative effects.

Siddarth Kaul, M.D., Neurologist with SSM Neurosciences Institute at DePaul Health Center, was on KPLR News11 at noon to discuss the effects obesity has on the brain, and how small changes in your lifestyle could make big improvements in your mental health.

How Fat May Hurt the Brain, and How Exercise May Help