Coz Being Ageless Is Priceless

In an interesting study done by the Boston University School of Medicine, it was found out that people with an abnormal BMI and increased waist circumference have an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. Basically, an increased visceral fat volume is associated with smaller brain volumes. Nothing surprising since it’s already been known that truncal obesity (waist circumference greater than 40 inches in men and 35 inches in women) is one of the criteria in making a diagnosis of syndrome X, otherwise known as metabolic or insulin resistance syndrome. The CEO of the Alzheimer’s Research Trust concluded that “It is never too late to adopt a healthy lifestyle and to keep weight in check. What’s good for our bodies may be good for our brains.” I agree with the first statement. As far as the second one is concerned, there is no separation between brain (mind) and body. Whatever goes on in the body affects the brain and vise-versa. Everything is interconnected.

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