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Thursday, March 27, 2008

Big belly, slow mind

If you have a big belly in your 40s, you increase your risk of dementia in your 70s.
Researchers don't yet understand why visceral fat is particularly dangerous, but the fat is metabolically active and doctors think it may release toxins associated with atherosclerosis or plaque build-up in the brain that is apparent in people with Alzheimer's disease...
The nice thing about visceral (belly) fat is that it responds well to treatment; i.e., exercise.

So, unless you are already way too smart for your own good- get moving!
Run, bike, swim, move! Sitting is bad for your brain.

1 comment:

Jered said...

You continue to be an inspiration. I have 9 years to 40, but I'm on my way.