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Further evidence that obesity in middle age increases dementia risk

Scientists have uncovered further evidence that being obese in middle age raises your risk of developing dementia later in life, with the latest study suggesting that people as young as 30 who are obese may be at greater risk.

Exactly how obesity might lead to dementia is unclear, but many studies have now shown a link. Experts have warned that soaring levels of obesity represent a dementia “time-bomb” as the current generation of middle-aged people, who have the highest levels of obesity in history, grow old.

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