Could obesity accelerate the onset of Alzheimer’s?

Written by Tristan Free (Digital Editor)

Obesity and Alzheimer’s link brain MRI scan

A recent study indicates that obesity places additional stress on the brain and influences key markers of cognitive health. A recent research collaboration led by Annalena Venneri of the University of Sheffield (UK) has uncovered a link between obesity and brain health. The findings of the multimodal neuroimaging study could have implications for the management and prevention of conditions such as Alzheimer’s. Signs of neurodegenerative diseases tend to exist for a long time before they become symptomatic, often going undetected as the diseases slowly progress. As a result, there is a large focus on the prevention and management of these...

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