GWANGJU, Sept. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — A team of South Korean researchers has published a study that argues obesity obstructs memory formation.
Researchers from Chonnam National University Medical School found that obesity increases the number of certain circular RNAs in the brain which obstruct the expression of nerve growth factors.
Consequently, obesity obstructs the neuronal cell cycles and the control over the neuronal networks, blocking memory formation.
The study sheds light on a new perspective that defective memory caused by obesity is related to the neuronal cell cycles.
The study is also highly acclaimed for discovering new circular RNAs that link obesity with memory loss.
“The study relates obesity memory loss with the neuronal cell cycles and explains the mechanism over their failure. It is an important discovery that may help prevent patients with metabolic syndromes from struggling with memory loss,” the research team said.
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