Waist Measurement Linked to Alzheimer's
A spare tire in your forties can lead to a loose screw in your seventies, shows a new study.
A new study of 6,583 people age 40 to 45 has found that those with the largest waist circumferences were almost three times as likely to develop dementia 36 years later compared to those with the least amount of abdominal fat. This risk increased even if subjects were of normal weight with larger waists.
Larger waist measurements also increase risk of heart disease and diabetes and prior studies have linked diabetes and Alzheimer's, even going so far as to suggest that Alzheimer's is a third type of diabetes.
However, this study found that the relationship between larger waists and Alzheimer's existed even independently of diabetes and cardiovascular problems.
ABSTRACT: Central obesity and increased risk of dementia more than three decades later
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