The "Battle of The Bulge(s)" has more at stake that you suspected, according to the May 2008 edition of Obesity Reviews.
The International Association for the Study of Obesity quotes some researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health who indicate that "Obesity may increase adults' risk for having dementia."
The announcement was based on 20 years' worth of published obesity and dementia prospective follow-up studies. They show a consistent relationship between the two diseases. I capitalized major points in the following quotes:
"Our analysis of the data shows a CLEAR ASSOCIATION BETWEEN OBESITY AND an INCREASED RISK FOR DEMENTIA and several clinical subtypes of the disease," said Youfa Wang, MD, PhD, senior author of the study and associate professor with the Bloomberg School's Center for Human Nutrition. "Subjects with a healthy body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference saw a decreased risk for dementia than their counterparts with an elevated BMI or waist circumference."
Wang adds, "PREVENTING OR TREATING OBESITY at a younger age COULD PLAY A MAJOR ROLE IN REDUCING THE NUMBER OF DEMENTIA PATIENTS AND those with other COMMONLY ASSOCIATED ILLNESSES SUCH AS ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE by up to 20 percent in the United States."
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