Reuters (11/28, Joseph) reported research suggests “older adults with normal weight but a wider waist may be at a higher risk of developing dementia.” Among the “older adults with a normal body mass index (BMI), rates of dementia rose consistently along with waist sizes of at least 90 cm (about 35.5 inches) for men and 85 cm (about 33.5 inches) for women,” according to the study by Korea University consisting of “more than 870,000 people, age 65 and older” published in Obesity. Although “the study doesn’t prove that extra fat around the waist causes dementia in healthy-weight individuals,” it simply “suggests a link between the conditions. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)
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