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Alzheimer’s disease – Risk Increases in Overweight and Obese People in their 40’s

April 17th, 2006

Alzheimer’s disease – Risk Increases in Overweight and Obese People in their 40’s

Lafayette Skinfold Caliper

Researchers found that people that are either overweight or obese in their 40’s have a greater risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease later in life.  The research was first presented at the American Academy of Neurology 58th Annual Meeting in San Diego, California that was held the beginning of this month.

This large scale study followed 9,000 people for a period of 30 years.  The study measured skin fold thickness of the back of the upper arm and also under the shoulder on the back.

The people that had the higher skinfold measurements in their 40’s had a higher chance for developing Alzheimer’s disease compared to those that had the smallest measurements.  The people that had the highest skinfold measurement of the back were three times more likely to develop Alzheimer’s compared to those who had the smallest measurement of the back.  The people that had the largest skinfold measurement of the arm were 2 ˝ times more likely to have Alzheimer’s disease later on compared to those that had the smallest arm skin fold measurement.  


The researchers compared the data even when factoring in diabetes and the results did not change.  The Alzheimer’s disease was increase whether they had diabetes or not. Diabetes is believed to increase the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

“These findings are important because obesity and overweight are treatable and modifiable risk factors,” said study author Rachel A. Whitmer, PhD, of the Kaiser Permanente Foundation Research Institute in Oakland, CA. “These results need to be confirmed, but these results suggest that keeping your weight down in midlife can help you remain mentally alert later on in life. And if we don’t control the current epidemic of obesity, the number of cases of dementia in the future may increase even higher than is currently predicted.”

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