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Can Fat Cushion You from Disease?

by Chris Holden - April 14th, 2015.
Filed under: Health, Health and Disease.

One study suggests that obesity protects against Alzheimers. In addition, people with morbid obesity have a 30% less risk of developing dementia than those of normal weight.

According to the Lancet Diabetes and Endocrinology, thin people are more likely to develop Alzheimer’s.

Until now several studies established a link between being overweight and dementia (including Alzheimer’s ) according to the National Institute of Neurological Sciences.

But in this new study, British researchers demonstrated that people 40 to 55 years and thin have a 34% increased risk of developing dementia later on, when compared with those of an average normal weight .

Folks at AnastasiaDate ( have found that what’s even more surprising is that people with morbid obesity (BMI over 40) have a 29% lower risk of dementia than those of normal weight.

The study is based on medical records of nearly two million British middle age men and women (about 55 years old when the study began) with an average BMI of 26. Scientists cases followed them for a period of up to twenty years.

Even if obese people were followed longer, these category of people could “not live long enough to benefit” because they have more risk of cardiovascular disease and some cancers,” says the scientist.

American neurologist, Deborah Gustafson acknowledges that current studies on the subject are “ambiguous” and that the British study is not “the final word on this controversial issue.”

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