Excess Weight Linked to Poor Memory in Older Women

The brainIf you want to keep your mind as healthy as possible as you age, pay attention to your waistline.  Evidence is accumulating that excess weight is linked to mental decline in older years. 

A recent study found that postmenopausal women lost one point from their scores on a standard memory test for every point increase in their body mass index, indicating that obesity is linked to a decline in  memory and brain function with aging. 

A 2008 study found similar results. People with the greatest central fat accumulation had almost a three-fold higher rate of dementia 36 years later than those with the least amount.

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Source: Neurology, March 26, 2008

SOURCE: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, online  July 14, 2010 

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3 Responses to “Excess Weight Linked to Poor Memory in Older Women”


  1. 1Venice

    This article is a very comprehensive, user friendly article i.e easy to read and follow in fact covered all that one needed to know and to do to keep well and prevent lifestyle disease.
    All we need now is the other half of the equation in respect to the healthy diet to follow.

  2. 2Venice

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