The well-known adage “sound mind, sound body” tells us that sharpening our intellect will improve our health. This session turns that adage upside down and asks whether losing weight hones the mind in addition to its other health benefits. You will have the opportunity to hear from experts as to how losing weight and keeping it off affect cognitive function. You might just find that there are benefits to weight loss you never considered.


1:30pm Weight-loss Interventions and Cognitive Function
Misty A Hawkins, PhD
2:00pm Bariatric Surgery and Cognitive Function
Ronald Cohen, PhD
2:30pm Cognitive Effects of Weight Loss and Exercise in Older Adults
Christina E Hugenschmidt, PhD