Midlife overweight and obesity increase late-life dementia risk.

So, if your still overweight and still has not found any good reason to lose some fat maybe this will help.

Previous research has shown that weight loss and good nutrition and exercise habits in middle age reduces risk of dementia later in life. Now, a study by Weili Xu andcolleagues at the Karolinska Institute to increase support for this.

The researchers analyzed data from 8534 twins aged 65 and older in the Swedish TwinRegistry.

350 were diagnosed with dementia and 114 with probable dementia. 2451 of the subjects had been overweight or obese in middle age, according to data from the file.

Our results indicate that those who were overweight or obese was 80 percent higher risk than normal weight to develop dementia, Alzheimer’s disease or vascular dementia during life.

The results persisted when the researchers took into account factors such as education,diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

According to the Daily News has an obese 50-year-old who is expected to live for another 40 years 30 per cent risk of later becoming demented.”

If I was overweight that information shure would get me running, or anything that would lose some weight. And do it a.s.a.p before you forget 🙂

The quote comes from http://www.dagensmedicin.se/nyheter/2011/05/03/overvikt-okade-risk-for-de/index.xml and was translated to English using google translate.

The full article at http://www.neurology.org/

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