Correlation Found Between Dementia and Being Overweight

Prescription-for-LifeMedical Report: There is a correlation between dementia and being overweight or obese. In an eighteen-year follow-up study of overweight patients, the women in the study who developed dementia had a higher BMI than the women who did not develop dementia. Other studies found that the risk of developing dementia is greatly increased in individuals who are overweight or obese.

Dementia is not the result of just one factor. The same lifestyles that lead to disease of your heart also lead to dementia. The same precautions to protect your heart help in the prevention of dementia. It is all woven together. Let me go over a significant study called the Rotterdam Study, which helps tie it all together.

This is a study with almost nine thousand participants in which researchers evaluated the dietary fat intake of each group and the relationship of dietary fat intake to dementia. The study’s basis was related to the known fact that a diet high in saturated fat and cholesterol elevates LDL and has been consistently associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. The question was, If dietary fat intake increases risk to your heart, does it also increase the risk of developing dementia? Their conclusion was that cardiovascular disease is related to dementia.

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