080816 Protect your memory by staying at a healthy weight

Regular readers know that I feel strongly about maintaining my mental powers as I age because my direct blood line has three cases of Alzheimer’s or dementia. So this is clearly good information.

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I am not a big fan of BMI for an indicator of fatness, but most people are able to work out whether they are overweight or not.

Besides the eating suggestions offered, I would like to direct your attention to my Page – Important facts about your brain (and exercise benefits).

Tony

Explosivelyfit Strength Training

080816 Protect your memory by staying at a healthy weight

New research recently published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found a link between weight and memory loss in older women. An analysis of data gathered from 8,745 women, aged 65-79, showed no signs of dementia at the beginning of this study. Things changed.

Throughout the study, periodic body mass index (BMI) measurements were taken on the participants.

The researchers found that for every increase in the BMI unit, memory loss also increased when measured from the memory test. This is not unexpected.

Clearly, from all the scientific studies conducted over the years, there is a direct link between excess body fat and heart disease. The fact is that for every risk for cardiovascular disease there is also a risk for Alzheimer’s disease. Therefore, the findings were not inconsistent with other data gathered relating to weight gain, cardiovascular…

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