2 Weeks To a Younger Brain
Misplacing your keys, forgetting someone's name at a party, or coming home from the market without the most important item — these are just some of the many common memory slips we all experience from time to time.

The Memory Bible
The international bestseller that provides pioneering brain-enhancement strategies, memory exercises, a healthy brain diet, and stress reduction tps for enhancing cognitive function and halting memory loss.

Dr. Gary Small, author of The Mind Health Report newsletter, is a professor of psychiatry and aging and director of the UCLA Longevity Center at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior. Dr. Small, one the nations top brain health experts, frequently appears on The Today Show, Good Morning America, and The Dr. Oz Show. He is co-author with his wife Gigi Vorgan of many popular books, including The New York Times best-seller, The Memory Bible, and The Alzheimer’s Prevention Program.

Let's face it — without a decent mind, you have no quality of life. With Dr. Gary Small's Mind Health Report, you'll gain greater health, happiness, and fulfillment in your relationships, personal life, work life or retirement, and more. Dr. Small fills every issue with the latest advancements in brain research from the far-reaching frontiers of neuroscience and psychiatry. You'll not only read about breakthrough techniques for rejuvenating your brain health, but also see actual case studies from Dr. Small, one of the nation's leading brain and aging experts and director of the UCLA Longevity Center.

Each month, you'll embark on a new journey into the world of your brain. You'll discover the latest on topics such as Alzheimer's disease and memory loss, anxiety and depression, diet advice for a healthy brain, natural supplements and drugs that aid mental functioning and lessen pain and fatigue, and much more.

Tags: obesity | dementia | body mass index | dr. oz

Obesity Can Lead to Dementia

By Wednesday, 11 November 2020 04:17 PM Current | Bio | Archive

Despite widespread knowledge of the health risks, there continues to be a worldwide epidemic of obese and overweight people. Fortunately, daily calorie consumption is gradually declining in the United States, and the rates of obesity have stopped rising.

But most people in the U.S. and throughout the developed world still live with excess body fat. According to the World Health Organization, more than 1 billion people are overweight and 300 million are obese, increasing their risk for depression, accelerated cognitive decline, and dementia.

More than half of all obese people have a condition called “metabolic syndrome,” which is characterized by central obesity (too much fat around the belly), increased sugar and triglycerides in the blood, elevated blood pressure, and low levels of “good” HDL cholesterol.

The fat cells that comprise central obesity are pro-inflammatory, meaning that they elevate inflammation in the brain. Research has shown that brain inflammation is associated with reduced brain volume and a greater risk of accelerated cognitive decline.

Body mass index (BMI) is a ratio of height to weight that estimates whether a person is overweight or obese. French investigators showed that volunteers with elevated BMIs had more trouble learning words and substituting numbers for symbols than those with normal body weights.

Heavier individuals also have a harder time controlling appetite. Studies indicate that the brain’s frontal lobe — which regulates appetite — stops functioning normally as a person’s body weight increases, leading to difficulty resisting high-calorie foods.

Elevated BMI also increases insulin resistance, a condition in which sugar has difficulty entering cells from the bloodstream. Insulin resistance raises the risk for diabetes and heart disease, both of which can compromise brain health.

Research has also linked obesity to depression. The link between mood and body weight appears to involve elevated inflammation in the brain, as well as psychological factors.

For instance, many obese people suffer challenges with body image, social isolation, and poor self-esteem. Overweight and obese people also exercise less, and research indicates that regular physical exercise benefits both mood and memory.

The good news is that when people do lose weight, they experience improvement in both their mood and their cognitive ability.

© 2021 NewsmaxHealth. All rights reserved.

1Like our page
Despite widespread knowledge of the health risks, there continues to be a worldwide epidemic of obese and overweight people.
obesity, dementia, body mass index, dr. oz
Wednesday, 11 November 2020 04:17 PM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
Newsmax TV Live

The information presented on this website is not intended as specific medical advice and is not a substitute for professional medical treatment or diagnosis. Read Newsmax Terms and Conditions of Service.

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved