Under 50 and overweight? Your odds for dementia later may rise

Under 50 and overweight? your odds for dementia later may rise

(HealthDay)—Need fresh motivation to lose some weight? New research suggests that young adults who are overweight or obese face a higher risk for dementia in their golden years.

For the study, the researchers looked at just over 5,100 who were involved in two long-term studies. The investigators found that women who were overweight between 20 and 49 years of age had nearly twice the risk of after age 70. And older men and women who were obese in those earlier years saw their risk jump 150%.

The finding builds on prior studies that have linked excess weight during middle age to an increased among seniors.

But the new research does not prove excess…

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