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Overweight? It’s not only your heart at risk of disease.

Obesity at 50 may be linked to a higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease earlier.

New studies have found that – in addition to an overall increased risk of Alzheimer’s disease – obese middle-aged people may develop the disease at a younger age.

Researchers found that for every unit increase in BMI (body mass index) at age 50, there was a 6.7 month decrease in the age of onset of the disease.

While intervention and treatment are still being researched, it is important to take action in areas under our control. Maintaining a healthy weight is crucial to keeping your heart and brain healthy.

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