The Fathead (sans Prozac) Nation

If the risks of heart disease, diabetes and a lower quality of life aren't reasons enough for you to watch your weight, then consider what being fat may be doing to your brain.

People who are overweight or obese during their 30s, 40s and 50s have a greater risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease as they age, compared to people whose weight is normal, according to a 20-year study of Swedes published in the Archives of Neurology.

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