Weight Gain can Increase Dementia Risk

According to a new Swedish study, people who gain even just a few extra kilos when they reach middle-age increase their risk of developing dementia later in life. 

The study, based on data collected over a  28-year-period from more than seven thousand men in Sweden’s second city Gothenburg, reveals a clear link between middle-age weight gain and later deterioration of intellectual faculties.  Researchers say that while genetic makeup and age are the most important factors in determining whether a person will develop dementia, the study backs recent research showing that high blood pressure, high cholesterol levels and diabetes also greatly impact mental development.

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