Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Obesity-Alzheimer’s Link

Keeping your weight within an optimum range is a vital part of protecting your health and--again--that starts in the brain. Studies of 8,000 twins showed that being overweight doubled the risk of dementia, and being obese quadrupled that risk. In another study, obese people who lost weight following bariatric surgery had significantly improved memory and concentration after 12 weeks. Reducing risk factors such as smoking, diabetes, obesity, and inactivity by 25% could prevent half-a-million cases of Alzheimer’s annually in the USA. The goal is to stave off the disease long enough so you can live life without ever suffering Alzheimer's symptoms. (Gary Small MD. The Alzheimer's Prevention Program)

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