Skip to comments.Pot bellies linked to dementia
Posted on 03/25/2008 3:41:30 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
HAVING a large belly in middle age nearly triples the risk of developing dementia, a study released today found.
Being overweight in midlife and beyond has long been linked to increased risk for disease such as stroke, diabetes and heart disease.
But this is the first study to link excess fat to dementia and, the research found excess abdominal fat increased the risk even among those who were of normal weight overall.
"Considering that 50 per cent of adults in this country (US) have abdominal obesity, this is a disturbing finding," said study author Rachel Whitmer of the Kaiser Permanente Division of Research in Oakland, California.
Researchers measured the abdominal fat of 6583 people age 40 to 45 in northern California and some 36 years later 16 per cent had developed dementia, the study published in the journal Neurology found.
Those who were overweight or obese but did not have a pot belly had an 80 per cent increase in the risk of dementia compared to people with a normal body weight and abdominal fat level.
The risk increase jumped to 230 per cent among overweight people with a large belly and 360 per cent among the obese with large abdomens.
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Damn, I’m screwed...but I can’t remember why...
Cankles are a major contributing factor, also.
Prediction: This thread will be image-intensive.
me too - how come?....and why am I wearing Depends ?
I guess it brings new meaning to the words fathead
That’s not his belly, it’s his liver.
As I’m sure you know by now, I have a sizable pot belly.
I clicked on this thread to see which was the first post to put up teddie. I was guessing it would be about number 6. Great work. You beat my estimate by 50%
No need for me to worry. I’ve always been sorta demented....
Review the FR articles about Code Pink. The pictures don’t lie...
It’s all that corn you been eatin’.
Whitmer is currently correlating the rise of the Democratic Majority in the House and Senate, and the neverending Communist drift of the Media.
Corn flakes, malted barley, choice hops, pure mountain spring water, select yeast....
If I looked like that, I would want senile dementia so that I would not remember what I looked like. And, what explains the tattoo on that belly? Part of a zoo-couple? Too much time in the barnyard with Clarabelle?
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