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Abdominal Fat Tied to Dementia in New Study

By |October 16, 2013|Categories: Breaking News, Psychology, Retirement Planning|Tags: , |

Abdominal fat has a well-documented connection to a number of health problems: heart disease, cancer, and diabetes to name a few. New research from Illinois has discovered yet another reason belly fat is detrimental to our health.

Fat and Memory

Researchers at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago examined the effect that excess abdominal fat has on our memory and uncovered an alarming link. Middle aged individuals with high belly fat are 3.6 times more likely than those without to experience memory loss and dementia in old age.

The researchers were able to identify the specific protein in the

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