Lose your belly…not your mind!
According to Research Scientist Rachel A. Whitmer, PhD, of the Kaiser Permanente Division in Oakland, CA, People with larger stomachs in their 40s are more likely to have dementia when they reach their 70s according to a new study.
The study involved 6,583 people age 40 to 45 in northern California who had their abdominal fat measured. An average of 36 years later, 16 percent of the participants had been diagnosed with dementia. The study found that those with the highest amount of abdominal fat were nearly three times more likely to develop dementia than those with the lowest amount of abdominal fat.
So it seems we have a choice, lose your marbles or lose the belly?