How Does Obesity Affect Brain Health?

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We have many questions, not perfect answers, but for example, the typical assumption in the US is obesity is the cause, and brain health problems are the consequence. I will say maybe it's the other way. So why do people eat too much? I mean there's many factors, this is a multi versatile problem, but if people had that better ability to self regulate, be able to plan in the beginning of the day what they're going to eat the rest of the day when I get this tasteful moment instead of eating that food that I know is bad for me, knowing how to destruct myself with something else that can wait until lunch time, so if people had that capacity not to fall into the trap of immediate gratification, and that's the brain, that's a brain functionality, that is there, we would minimize the problem.