So we all know that obesity carries a higher risk of cardiovascular disease, diabetes and even certain forms of cancer.  But can being fat even make you dumber?  Well, it appears so.  The results of a 10-year study are in, and it appears that obesity can lead to a more rapid mental decline and a higher rate of dementia amongst participants.  Over 6400 people were tested over a 10 year period.  Those who were obese showed a 22.5% faster mental decline than those who were not.  So, it appears that being fat is not only bad for your heart, but bad for your brain as well.  One more reason to be healthy, eat well, and not be fat.  Be well.