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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Dieting makes you dumb?

Dieting makes your thinking less than razor sharp, according to the Institute of Food Research Laboratory in England.  Researchers took a group of healthy women who were trying to shed a few pounds and tested their mental quickness on tasks like hitting a button in response to certain words.  On the days they were dieting, the women performed worse than they did when they were not.  Why?  The reasons are said to be psychological.  You're worried about losing weight right away and it consumes a lot of energy and mental space.  Researchers, however, say that once you get used to the diet, your normal "smarts" should return.

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