Mid-life Obesity Signals Late-life Memory & Cognitive Problems

July 13, 2009 | Byron J. Richards, Board Certified Clinical Nutritionist

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 Mid-life Obesity Signals Late-life Memory & Cognitive Problems
There is a rather severe price to pay for doing things wrong when you still have a chance. Not only is being overweight an increased risk for cardiovascular problems and cancer, the wear and tear of it all also takes a serious toll on your brain.

The latest study used data from the Swedish Twin Registry1 and found that individuals who were overweight in the 1960s had a significantly sharper decline in their memory and thinking skills in old age.

Living in the moment has its consequences. Think twice before eating too much or eating junk – or one day you may not be able to think at all.

Referenced Studies

  1. ^ Obesity and Cognitive Decline  Journal of Gerontology  Anna Dahl, et al.

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