Too Much Weight Ups Alzheimer's Risk

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THURSDAY, April 6 (HealthDay News) — People who are overweight or obese in their 40s have a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life, a new study suggests.

“The implication is that keeping a healthy weight in middle age is linked to good outcomes in old age,” said study author Rachel A. Whitmer, a research scientist at Kaiser Permanente of Northern California.

Whitmer and other researchers are finding increasing evidence that Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia are often linked to physical, and sometimes preventable, causes.

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