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New Research Suggests That Having A “Dad Bod” May Be Linked To A Higher Risk Of Alzheimer’s Disease

Additionally, the research team pointed out that their study questions the traditional reliance on body mass index– or BMI– as the main or definitive method for evaluating cognitive risks linked to obesity.

They argued that BMI is not an accurate indicator of how body fat is distributed and fails to adequately consider differences between genders.

“Our findings indicate stronger correlations compared to the relationships between BMI and cognition, suggesting that abdominal fat depots, rather than BMI, is a risk factor for lower cognitive functioning and higher dementia risk,” concluded Sapir Golan Shekhtman, one of the study’s authors.

Now, the team behind this research suggests that their findings will pave the way for various new opportunities to create tailored interventions.

They also highlighted the importance of exploring approaches specific to each gender in understanding and reducing the impact of abdominal fat on brain health.

To read the study’s complete findings, which have since been published in the journal Obesity, visit the link here.

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