Contact: Toni Baker
Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University
Caption: Cognitive decline that often accompanies obesity and diabetes can be reversed with regular exercise or surgical removal of belly fat, scientists report. A drug already used to treat rheumatoid arthritis also helps obese/diabetic adult mice regain their ability to learn and comprehend, while transplanting belly fat to a normal mouse reduces those abilities, said Dr. Alexis M. Stranahan (pictured), neuroscientist at the Medical College of Georgia at Georgia Regents University.
Credit: Phil Jones, Georgia Regents University
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