Big Belly in Middle aged may lead to Dementia?

@marciascott (25555)
United States
March 27, 2008 10:32am CST
I have never heard of such! I read this in the paper this morning, Study finds that having a big Bellies in their 40's are more ikely to get Alzheimers disease and other forms of dementia I their 70's according to a research now this is from the Washington Post. or check Journal Neurology (neurology.org) ifyou want more info. checkitout in this website. www.neurology.org they come up with everything don"t they, do you believe this?
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@sizzle3000 (3040)
• United States
27 Mar 08
First think I have to say is our government has been minipulating surveys for years. There are surveys done all the time. They are mostly funded by the government. The funny thing is that most of these surveys contradicked themselves at some point. In one survey they say eggs are bad for you in another eggs are good for you. Our government publisizes the surveys that suit their needs at that point. My grandmother had a bellie on her and she lived to be 82 and she was in total control of all her faculties. My mother is 62 and she is a large woman as well and she is till in control. I think that these studies are done because the government doesn't have anything else to spend our money on. Our government and doctors told us back in the 40's that smoking would help with stress. Now they are bad for us and are the reason everyone has cancer. Well we have band smoking every where. Well people are still getting cancer. My grandmother always said believe half of what you hear and only half of what you see because there is always a little more to the story than is being said or seen. She is right.
• United States
27 Mar 08
Lately, the medical community has been blaming middle age (40's and 50's) obesity to lots of elderly/and younger illnesses and diseases. I don't believe personally that obesity causes dementia or Alzheimers. My aunt was never overweight a day in her life and suffered from Alzheimers for over 7 years before passing away. I also worked in nursing homes as a caretaker, and there were many their that had dementia but were never obese. I don't think "big bellies" is the cause of neurolocial diseases, however the studies on the heart and overall health of obese patients is much more serious. I also believe that any study can be skewed to achieve the desired outcome, depending on how the research is done.
@musicman6 (2370)
• United States
27 Mar 08
I find that pretty hard to believe, since I worked at a nursing home, and a lot of the people had alzheimers, and not all of them had big bellies! Just a couple of them!
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@marciascott (25555)
• United States
27 Mar 08
Actually I don't believe it either, they had a long write up about it. Everytime you turnaround there is always something if it isn't the food it's the stuff we drink. it does seem hard to believe.
@Jamdin (110)
• United States
27 Mar 08
People with big bellies will be lucky if they live to be 70 since they have to deal with hypertension, possible diabetes, heart trouble and other health problems long before then.
@thebeing (657)
• Romania
28 Mar 08
lol.... i would mark this as the best response. hahahahaa! now, from what i know, alzheimer's disease has more to do with aluminium ingestion than with obesity. And people over the world is "intoxicated" with aluminium, thanks to progress (all those chips, chocolate bars, and many many other products come in "plastic" bags coated with aluminium). Anyway, a disease is not determined ONLY by one factor. About that study, well, medical studies are not made just for the sake of it. They probably noticed that X% of the obese people end up with alzheimer's, searched for a relation between the two (which, isn't SO hard to find) and came up with this conclusion...
@sherrir101 (3670)
• United States
27 Mar 08
I watched this on the news last night. I am still unsure of what to think of it. Do you realize how many people could be doomed to get dementia then?
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• Australia
5 Apr 08
Dementia and other neurological diseases like this can be kept at bay by stimulating the mind as much as possible. Those who never have children are at higher risk, which I don't understand because kids drive us nuts! lol.
• United States
31 Mar 08
If this is true then I would say about 75% of Americans are walking fruit cakes, LOL. I am not trying to be ugly, but lets face it we are a country of little tubbies. I am the same, my tummy sticks out. I will say this from my personal experience, my Mother had dementia, and my hubbies Mom has Alzheimers. They were both skinny as rails. My Mom probably weighed 95 lbs soaking wet, and his Mom only gained weight after she got the disease and couldn't be active anymore. She was so active before hand that I couldn't even begin to keep up with her. This is a terrible disease, and I think that for researchers to say it is more prevalent in people with big bellies is not very responsible and I might go as far as to say once again they are being discriminate against larger people. I feel like before long they will try to make it illegal to be over weight.