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Study links belly fat to increased dementia risk

Women ages 50 and older who have higher than average levels of belly fat may have a 39% increased risk of dementia within 15 years, compared with those who have a normal waist circumference, researchers reported in the International Journal of Epidemiology. The dementia risk for men and women over age 50 was 28% when considering both body mass index and waist circumference.

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