If you’ve been losing the battle of the bulge… if you’ve been letting that spare tire keep inflating year after year… you need to act fast.
According to a study, published in the journal Molecular Psychiatry, your weight during your mid-life may determine whether (and specifically when) you will develop Alzheimer’s disease or even dementia.
Researchers at the National Institute for Ageing followed 1,394 people, with an average age of 60, for 14 years. During the study, 142 subjects developed Alzheimer’s or dementia.
Researchers found that for every unit increase in your body mass index (BMI) starting at age 50, you’ll increase your chances of getting Alzheimer’s disease seven months earlier.
Imagine that — a simple three-point increase in BMI could literally shave two years off your life. The study also found a link between higher BMI and larger deposits of neurofibrillary tangles in the brain, which are a common characteristic of Alzheimer’s.
The good news? Keeping your waistline in check could keep you from ever getting Alzheimer’s or dementia, or could at least put the disease off for years.
If weight loss is your goal, as you know I recommend the Paleo Diet, which focuses on foods that our ancestors ate, like meat, fruits and vegetables, while avoiding grains, carbs, and processed foods.
But to help my patients jumpstart their weight loss, I also use human chorionic gonadotropin (HCG) supplementation.
HCG is a hormone treatment that works so well because it powerfully suppresses your appetite while helping your body burn fat. It allows you to thrive on a severely calorie-restricted diet without being hungry all the time.
I have been using HCG with my patients for years and have watched the amazing weight-loss results first-hand. You should always use HCG under a doctor’s supervision, and the results tend to plateau after a while — which is why it’s important to make long-term dietary changes, like switching to a Paleo diet plan.
If you’ve been putting off losing weight, now is the time to get serious. Because the clock is ticking on your brain — and all the precious memories it holds — and there’s no time to lose.Wishing you the best of health,
Dr. Glenn S. Rothfeld
Nutrition & Healing
Excess weight after 50 tied to early Alzheimer’s, nytimes.com