Belly Fat May Lead to Dementia

Ad Feedback

Belly fat in middle age can lead to diminished mental abilities later in life, according to a recent study.

Researchers from Rush University Medical Center in Chicago found that people with excessive belly fat are three-and-a half times more likely to develop memory loss and dementia when they're older.

The study showed that people with more fat around their bellies have a smaller amount of an important protein in their bodies that's important for memory and learning.

"We need to better understand how fat is connected to memory and learning so that we can develop an effective approach to protect memory and learning," Dr. Kalipada Pahan, a professor of neurology at Rush University Medical Center, said in a press release.

The study is published in the journal Cell Reports.

Log in or create an account to post a comment.  

CBN IS HERE FOR YOU!

Are you seeking answers in life? Are you hurting? Are you facing a difficult situation?

Find peace with God, discover more about God or send us your prayer request.

Call The 700 Club Prayer Center at 1 (800) 823-6053, 24 hours a day.

A caring friend will be there to pray with you in your time of need.

 CBNNews.com

CBNNews.com

CBN News is a national/international, nonprofit news organization that provides programming by cable, satellite, and the Internet, 24-hours a day. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.