Diagnostic Imaging (8/7, Palmer) reported researchers “analyzed more than 35,000 functional neuroimaging scans using single-photo emission CT (SPECT) from more than 17,000 individuals ages 18 to 94, measuring blood flow and brain activity,” and concluded there is a link between BMI “and areas of the brain that are most vulnerable to Alzheimer’s damage.” Dr. Daniel G. Amen, the study’s lead author, said, “This study shows that” having overweight or obesity “seriously impacts brain activity and increases the risk of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as many other psychiatric and cognitive conditions.” The study was published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease. (SOURCE: APA Headlines)
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