Excess fat around your pancreas could bode ill for the health of your aging brain, new research shows. But maybe only if you’re male: The relationship wasn’t observed among women, noted the team from Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J.

“In middle-aged males at high Alzheimer’s disease risk — but not females –higher pancreatic fat was associated with lower cognition and brain volumes, suggesting a potential sex-specific link between distinct abdominal fat with brain health,” said lead author Michal Schnaider Beeri. She directs the Herbert and Jacqueline Krieger Klein Alzheimer’s Research Center at Rutgers Brain Health Institute. To read the full story.