TITLE

Increased Weight Linked to Increased Risk of Dementia

PUB. DATE
December 2009
SOURCE
Spa Management;Dec2009, Vol. 19 Issue 12, p88
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses research which revealed that obesity is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular health problems which may lead to increased risk for cognitive decline and dementia. It references a study by Cyrus A. Raji and colleagues which appeared in "Human Brain Mapping." Some of the cardiovascular problems associated with obesity include diabetes, hypertension and stroke. The rate of decline in the tissue in the frontal lobes of the brains of men and women ages 70 and above who were overweight is noted.
ACCESSION #
46991476

 

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