Overweight at age 30 increase the risk of dementia!
Nowadays obesity and overweight is one of the emerging health problems. The number of people who are obese is increasing. Even so, simply because this issue is becoming increasingly common, it does not mean the danger can be ignored. Obesity not only increases the risk of serious diseases such as diabetes or heart disease, but also affect the health of the brain.
Recent research has revealed that obese or overweight at the age of 30 years will increase a person’s risk of dementia up to three times. Overweight at that age would accelerate the decline in the ability of the brain’s ability to remember.
Researchers from Oxford University found that age plays an important role on the risk of dementia. The highest risk of a person developing dementia are those who are overweight at the age of 30 years, but the risk can go up or down depending on the reduction or weight gain experienced by a person, as reported by the Daily Mail (8.21).
Research carried out on half a million people showed that those who are obese at age 70 years had a risk of dementia that is similar to those who are not obese at that age. This result was found by researchers after observing the data in English hospitals in 1999 – 2011 During this period, approximately 451. 232 people affected by obesity.
People who are obese at age 30 have an increased risk of obesity three times greater than if they are obese at age 40 to 50 years. At age 40 years the risk was decreased 70 percent, while at age 50 the risk is decreased by 50 percent.
Although this study shows the link between obesity and the risk of dementia and age, but researchers have not yet known exactly why being obese in a certain age is related to dementia. According to them, this is related to hardening of the arteries and high blood pressure. Previous studies also revealed that obesity and abdominal fat has bad effects to the brain.
The results of this study can at least serve as a warning to those who are currently overweight or obese. Weight control and began to lose weight, before obesity affect the health of other body such as the heart and brain.