Monday, September 24, 2007

Obesity not found to increase risk of memory problems in old age

Being obese in old age does not increase the risk of memory problems, according to a new study at Rush University Medical Center. Researchers studied nearly 4,000 patients over a 6-year period. Findings show that being overweight or obese was not associated with significant changes in memory or cognitive function. In fact, people who were underweight had more cognitive decline.

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