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April 07, 2006

Alzheimer's Disease Linked to Obesity

A new study suggests that people in midlife who are overweight are at increased risk for Alzheimer's disease.

The researchers from the Kaiser Permanente Foundation Research Institute in Oakland, Calif., followed nearly 9,000 people for up to 30 years. The study participants were evaluated for overweight and obesity by measuring upper arm and shoulder skinfold thickness.

Those with higher skinfold measurements in their 40s were more likely to develop Alzheimer's disease than those with smaller measurements. (

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