A new study highlights the importance of diet and exercise in preventing senile dementia .
A study, which commenced in the 1960s, concluded that a large belly in middle-age ups the risk of dementia when older. Those people who are obese and with a large belly were found to be three times as likely to get dementia.
The research team also indicated that where the weight is carried is crucial. For instance, those people of a healthy weight but with large waists faced a greatly increased risk.
The study, published in journal Neurology, indicates that eating a healthy diet and taking regular exercise could do far more than keep your weight down .
Diet and exercise to beat dementia
Thu, 03 Apr 2008
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