Navigation Links
Belly Fat in Middle Age Raises Dementia Risk
Date:5/20/2010

'Spare tire' had strongest association with senility, study found

THURSDAY, May 20 (HealthDay News) -- A preliminary study suggests that excess fat in the abdomen during middle age boosts the risk of dementia later in life.

An estimated 24.3 million people worldwide suffer from dementia, which can stem from Alzheimer's disease or other causes.

In the new study, Dr. Sudha Seshadri, of Boston University School of Medicine, and colleagues examined the medical records of 733 people with an average age of 60. About 70 percent were women.

The research confirms that increasing levels of body-mass index -- a measurement of whether someone's height and weight are proportional -- in middle-aged people corresponds with lower brain volumes when they are older, Seshadri said in a news release.

"More importantly, our data suggests a stronger connection between central obesity, particularly the visceral fat component of abdominal obesity, and risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease," Seshadri said.

"Our findings, while preliminary, provide greater understanding of the mechanisms underlying the link between obesity and dementia," Seshadri said. "Further studies will add to our knowledge and offer important methods of prevention."

More information

The Alzheimer's Association has more on Alzheimer's disease.



-- Randy Dotinga



SOURCE: American Neurological Association, press release, May 20, 2010


'/>"/>
Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Belly fat or hip fat -- it really is all in your genes, says UT Southwestern researcher
2. Love handles repurposed for breast reconstruction in women without enough belly fat
3. Compex , Leaders in Electronic Muscle Stimulators, Sponsors the Jelly Belly Cycling Team Presented by Kenda
4. Global Belly Laugh Day, January 24, Celebrate the Great Gift of Laughter
5. Abdominal fat at middle age associated with greater risk of dementia
6. Middle-aged men: Could dwindling testosterone levels decrease sleep?
7. Families caught in the middle
8. Middle-Age Americans Less Mobile Than Ever
9. Middle-aged Americans report more mobility-related disabilities
10. Middle-aged Americans reporting more mobility related disabilities, study finds
11. Inhalant Abuse a Deadly Middle-School Concern
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/28/2016)... D.C. (PRWEB) , ... April 28, 2016 , ... The ... and Prevention (CDC) has established an ICD-10-CM code for sarcopenia, giving it recognition for ... the medical community effective October 1, 2016. , Sarcopenia is defined as a combination ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... April 28, 2016 , ... ... insurance co-operative bankruptcy to receive their prescription medications through America’s fastest-growing pharmacy ... prescription medications from over 180 American pharmaceutical companies for $35 per month, ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... April 28, 2016 , ... ... offering, the Protocol Calendar Exchange , is officially open to all sponsors ... calendars available for sites to download into their clinical trial management system (CTMS), ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... ... 2016 , ... On Thursday, April 14 orthopaedic surgeon ... Institute in Vail, Colorado, attended the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) ... musculoskeletal disorders that are affecting millions of Americans today. Dr. LaPrade and many ...
(Date:4/28/2016)... Valley, California (PRWEB) , ... ... ... Inc. (AGNITY) a leading global provider of intelligent business communication applications and ... and go-live of its Number Portability solution at Bestel’s Communications Network. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:4/26/2016)... CLEVELAND , April 26, 2016 ... is forecast to expand 4.9 percent annually to ... and other healthcare facilities to decrease rates of ... infection prevention supplies, equipment, and services.  Although declining, ... is significantly above targeted levels set by the ...
(Date:4/26/2016)... Bayer AG has reported first-quarter ... and amortization. The earnings are the result of a ... Xarelto and Eylea, drugs Bayer is banking on to ... date was extended by four years this week to ... to reach a value of USD 1,147.1 billion ...
(Date:4/26/2016)... , April 26, 2016 ... Microbial identification Market Size, Share, Development, Growth ... Insights by Product (Consumables, Instruments and Software ... Genotypic Method), by Application (Diagnostic Application, Food ... Application) and by End User (Hospitals, Pharmaceutical ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: