admin - April 24, 2013
Although they may seem far apart as far as location on your body, your belly and your brain have a lot of influence over each other. In fact, studies have shown a direct link between belly fat and increased risk of certain health conditions.
In this Life Line Screening video, we discuss the connection between the amount of fat a person has in their mid-section and risk of developing cognitive disorders like dementia down the road. Learn more about this connection by viewing the video below.
For more information on proactive and affordable ways to stay healthy, explore the preventive health screenings offered by Life Line Screening. Visit Life Line Screening’s YouTube channel to learn more about healthy lifestyles. For those without video capability, the text is provided below.
Half-Minute Health-Helpers: Dementia Risk
Here is the audio text to the video:
“A California researcher from Kaiser Permanente found that even if you aren’t technically overweight, access pounds around your mid-section during middle age may raise your risk of dementia later in life.
Researchers measured the waists of more than six thousand people in the 1960’s and 70’s and looked to see how many of those people developed dementia over an average of 36 years. The higher the abdominal circumference, the higher the risk by nearly three times.
Of course you can do something to reduce that risk: diet and exercise. Surprise, surprise. So trim that belly and you’ll trim your risk of dementia, too.”