Tag: obesity and age

Obesity Burns Gas

Here is a fascinating statistic courtesy of The Atlantic. Thanks to the startling rise in obesity, every year Americans consume at least a billion gallons more gas today than they would have if people were as trim as they were in 1960.åÊ For every additional pound of passenger weight, the...

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Extra Pounds at Midlife May Boost Dementia Risk Later

According to Health Day News, being overweight during middle age may increase your risk of developing dementia. Swedish researchers suggest that being overweight at midlife increases the risk of dementia in late life by more than 70 percent. Why the link? A higher BMI is linked with diabetes and vascular...

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