Obesity Increases Risk of Dementia

Being overweight could eventually contribute to dementia. That is one of the key results of a recent global, longitudinal study published in the journal, Alzheimers and Dementia. Those who have a high body mass index (BMI) are more likely to develop dementia than those with a normal weight. This was especially evident for those who were overweight in midlife, and continued on this way as they aged. Making this result less obvious is the fact that as people approach pre-dementia it is common for them to lose weight. In any case, this provides yet another reason to get weight under control as early as possible in life, to help avoid some of the complications that could arise during aging.

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