Fat and Demented

Spring 2011 CSANews Issue 78  |  Posted date : May 06, 2011.Back to list

Studies have suggested that overweight middle-aged persons are more likely to suffer from dementia later in life. The higher the body weight, the lower their total brain volume was, as measured by MRIs. Lower brain volume is a predictor for dementia. Abdominal fat was found to create the greatest risk.