Fat and 50? You increased the risk by dementia by 30%
Being overweight in your middle age increases the risk of dementia, says a new study. This is because the blood flow to the brain is restricted, which makes you more vulnerable.
Those who are overweight or obese in their 50s and 60s are much more likely to develop the disease later on. This is based on a global study of 1.3 million people.
Carrying extra pounds is believed to damage the vessels that carry blood to and from the brain, causing long-term damage.
Carrying too many kilos harms the brain in many ways as a higher-than-average body mass index has many harmful effects. There are 45 million people with dementia around the world. Eating carefully can help ensure you are not one among them.