Obese children ‘have more damaged brains’ than those who are a healthy weight in areas which control appetite, emotions and brainpower, MRI scans reveal


Obese children may suffer irreparable damage to crucial regions of their brains, a study suggests.

Researchers found severely overweight teenagers had visible signs of destruction in areas responsible for controlling appetite, emotion and pleasure.

MRI scans also revealed damage in regions responsible for thinking speed, suggesting youngsters’ school grades may take a hit if they are obese.

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