OBESITY INVERSELY RELATED TO DEMENTIA, OH BOY! VOL. 1 NO. 43


thin vs fatAccording to Parker Brown in MedPage Today,® “Individuals with body mass index values below 20 in middle age were significantly more likely than those of normal weight to develop dementia later on.”

BMI indexes were determined as less than 20 underweight, 20-24.9 healthy weight, 25-29.9 overweight, and greater than or equal to 30 obese.

very fatResearchers found that “the incidence of dementia fell for each increasing BMI category with very obese people having the lowest risk.” The study went on to state that in obese vs. healthy weight people; obese people had a 20% lower dementia risk.

woman-smoking-and-drinking-on-couch“When researchers controlled for potentially confounding factors like smoking and alcohol status, diabetes, or cardiovascular disease history, the results remained largely the same.”

“Some factors like socioeconomic status, physical activity level, and ethnic origin might have changed the relationship between BMI and dementia, the authors noted.”

belly09However, the researchers stated, ““If increased weight in mid-life is protective against dementia, the reasons for this inverse association are unclear at present. Many different issues related to diet, exercise, frailty, genetic factors, and weight change could play a part.””

This study was carried out in Great Britain.

Carefully read the poster below and think of the many complications one develops with being overweight. It is small comfort to think that being overweight one will decrease the odds of getting dementia. We are all going to get older; barring some scientific breakthrough that could well happen. Telomeres get shorter on the tips of chromosomes, cellular reproduction breaks down, and organs in the body begin to malfunction; complete entropy then death. So why do we not live life now, happily, healthfully and fit without all the messy complications that usually attend being overweight?

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Flatfoot  Willie, Corespondent at Large with fellow Staff Writers
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