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Pot bellies linked to dementia
Herald Sun ^ | 26 March 2008

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.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.com.au ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: dementia; fatmongrel; potbelly
This could explain a lot of BJ Clinton's recent behaviour...
1 posted on 03/25/2008 3:41:31 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher
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To: Aussie Dasher

Damn, I’m screwed...but I can’t remember why...


2 posted on 03/25/2008 3:43:11 PM PDT by Snardius
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To: Aussie Dasher
Need more proof?


3 posted on 03/25/2008 3:44:37 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Cankles are a major contributing factor, also.


4 posted on 03/25/2008 3:44:50 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.....)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Prediction: This thread will be image-intensive.


5 posted on 03/25/2008 3:45:00 PM PDT by aculeus
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To: Snardius

me too - how come?....and why am I wearing Depends ?


6 posted on 03/25/2008 3:45:14 PM PDT by Revelation 911
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To: Aussie Dasher

I guess it brings new meaning to the words fathead


7 posted on 03/25/2008 3:45:28 PM PDT by infantrywhooah
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To: Aussie Dasher

8 posted on 03/25/2008 3:46:14 PM PDT by kingattax (99 % of liberals give the rest a bad name)
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To: Yo-Yo

That’s not his belly, it’s his liver.


9 posted on 03/25/2008 3:46:41 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: dighton; martin_fierro; Tijeras_Slim; jdm; Miss Behave; cyborg

As I’m sure you know by now, I have a sizable pot belly.


10 posted on 03/25/2008 3:46:58 PM PDT by Petronski (Nice job, Hillary. Now go home and get your shine box.)
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To: Yo-Yo

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%


11 posted on 03/25/2008 3:48:40 PM PDT by San Jacinto
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To: Aussie Dasher
I came across this photo of Tonya Harding on another thread that reminds me of this...


12 posted on 03/25/2008 3:48:51 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Don't trust anyone who can't take a joke. [Congressman BillyBob])
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To: Petronski

No need for me to worry. I’ve always been sorta demented....


13 posted on 03/25/2008 3:48:58 PM PDT by Ronin (Bushed out!!! Another tragic victim of BDS.)
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To: Ronin
I'm just sayin'...


14 posted on 03/25/2008 3:50:57 PM PDT by Petronski (Nice job, Hillary. Now go home and get your shine box.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

ruh roh


15 posted on 03/25/2008 3:51:07 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Who Would Montgomery Brewster Choose?)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Review the FR articles about Code Pink. The pictures don’t lie...


16 posted on 03/25/2008 3:53:06 PM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Petronski

It’s all that corn you been eatin’.


17 posted on 03/25/2008 3:53:14 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Snardius
"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.

Whitmer is currently correlating the rise of the Democratic Majority in the House and Senate, and the neverending Communist drift of the Media.

18 posted on 03/25/2008 3:53:47 PM PDT by Gorzaloon
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To: Mr. Lucky

Corn flakes, malted barley, choice hops, pure mountain spring water, select yeast....


19 posted on 03/25/2008 3:54:31 PM PDT by Petronski (Nice job, Hillary. Now go home and get your shine box.)
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To: Petronski

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?


20 posted on 03/25/2008 3:54:37 PM PDT by Pinetop
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To: kingattax

There oughta be a law.


21 posted on 03/25/2008 3:55:55 PM PDT by Petronski (Nice job, Hillary. Now go home and get your shine box.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Well - that explains some things...


22 posted on 03/25/2008 3:56:31 PM PDT by Chili Girl
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To: Petronski

Jeez, your diet generates enough gas to make America energy independent.


23 posted on 03/25/2008 3:56:49 PM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Mr. Lucky

And that’s just the bevvies.


24 posted on 03/25/2008 3:57:32 PM PDT by Petronski (Nice job, Hillary. Now go home and get your shine box.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

In my case it’s the other way around. I mean I’m crazy about beer.


25 posted on 03/25/2008 3:59:09 PM PDT by Jaxter ("Vivit Post Funera Virtus")
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To: Aussie Dasher

Yet another Rachael...


26 posted on 03/25/2008 4:00:11 PM PDT by DGHoodini (A person educated without being taught morals, is a menace to society.)
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To: Aussie Dasher
Taking some liberty here:

"Considering that 50 per cent of adults in California have abdominal obesity, 16 per cent have dementia!"

Just tying a couple of phrases together, from the article, to make one sentence.

27 posted on 03/25/2008 4:01:04 PM PDT by Bushbacker1 (Kill 'em til they're dead, then kill 'em again!)
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To: Aussie Dasher
I read the headline as Pork Bellies Pot Linked to Dementia and assumed it was about Hillary's commodities trading as an excuse for her inability to accurately recall her trip to the Balkans.
28 posted on 03/25/2008 4:09:05 PM PDT by philled (Tá mé, tá tú, tá sé...)
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To: Aussie Dasher
fat
29 posted on 03/25/2008 4:09:50 PM PDT by meanie monster
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To: meanie monster

MUST you bring Helen Thomas into this??????


30 posted on 03/25/2008 4:10:35 PM PDT by Aussie Dasher (The Great Ronald Reagan & John Paul II - Heaven's Dream Team!)
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To: meanie monster

That is wrong on so many levels...


31 posted on 03/25/2008 4:18:02 PM PDT by gogeo (Democrats want to support the troops by accusing them of war crimes.)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Why wasn’t a case of beer mentioned in this story?


32 posted on 03/25/2008 4:19:59 PM PDT by sergeantdave (Governments hate armed citizens more than armed criminals)
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To: Yo-Yo

Good point. A picture is worth a thousand words...or should I say calories?


33 posted on 03/25/2008 4:30:23 PM PDT by LifeOrGoods? (Liberalism=stupidity=Obama)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Large Pot Belly

34 posted on 03/25/2008 4:35:28 PM PDT by Siberian-psycho (An oppressed class which did not try to possess arms, would deserve to be treated as slaves." Lenin)
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To: Aussie Dasher

U should be shot for that one!!


35 posted on 03/25/2008 4:35:44 PM PDT by LifeOrGoods? (Liberalism=stupidity=Obama)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Step away from the beer.


36 posted on 03/25/2008 4:56:21 PM PDT by mtbopfuyn (The fence is "absolutely not the answer" - Gov. Rick Perry (R, TX))
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To: San Jacinto; pookie18

I never make it into Pookie’s Top Ten, so I guess this is a consolation prize.


37 posted on 03/25/2008 4:59:27 PM PDT by Yo-Yo (USAF, TAC, 12th AF, 366 TFW, 366 MG, 366 CRS, Mtn Home AFB, 1978-81)
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To: Aussie Dasher; Allegra; big'ol_freeper; TrueKnightGalahad; blackie; Larry Lucido; Diplomat; ...
Re: HAVING a large belly in middle age nearly triples the risk of developing dementia, a study released today found.

What a crock of... horse--

Hunnnnnnnn? What... were we talking about?

38 posted on 03/25/2008 5:01:17 PM PDT by Bender2 ("I've got a twisted sense of humor, and everything amuses me." RAH Beyond this Horizon)
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To: Snardius

Maybe a tummy tuck where they remove the fat would help us, you think?


39 posted on 03/25/2008 5:06:30 PM PDT by pepperdog (The world has gone crazy.)
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To: Bender2

Shoot...I meant to post something on this thread to you...but I forgot.


40 posted on 03/25/2008 5:09:27 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Preach the Gospel always, and when necessary use words". ~ St. Francis of Assisi)
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To: Cyber Liberty

Why does it remind you of this? She looks darn healthy to me, just a little stout, but proportioned fairly well. Drop 30-40 lbs off her and she’d be a well proportioned slim(ish) lady.


41 posted on 03/25/2008 5:11:49 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Quantum materiae materietur marmota monax si marmota monax materiam possit materiari?)
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To: Aussie Dasher

Uh, oh. Guess I better hit the abdominizer before, um, what were we talking about?


42 posted on 03/25/2008 5:24:10 PM PDT by Larry Lucido (Still looking for UART at FX1050)
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To: Yo-Yo
Yo yo yo Yo-Yo, you be post phat fat!!!


43 posted on 03/25/2008 5:30:17 PM PDT by pookie18 (Of course I'm voting for the Republican nominee!)
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To: Aussie Dasher

So correlation *does* equal causation? Now that *is* news!

I gather that women’s dress length has also been demonstrated to cause sun spots, or economic collapse, or something.

http://tinyurl.com/2y82rj

Google Trends: Breast Enlargement, Breast Reduction


44 posted on 03/25/2008 6:16:09 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

In a University of Minnesota study in 1966, miniskitrts were found to correlate to coldtwat in 63 % of the study group.


45 posted on 03/25/2008 6:20:59 PM PDT by bert (K.E. N.P. +12 . Never say never (there'll be a VP you'll like))
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To: Petronski
HAVING a large belly in middle age nearly triples the risk of developing dementia, a study released today found.

Today? I could have personally come to this conclusion years ago. :O)

46 posted on 03/25/2008 6:38:35 PM PDT by jdm
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To: Yo-Yo

he developed the dementia before the pot belly


47 posted on 03/25/2008 6:41:07 PM PDT by gusopol3
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