7 Ways to Stave off Dementia

Watch Your Weight

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7. Watch Your Weight

Alzheimer’s may be a form of brain inflammation that can start elsewhere in the body, but gradually moves to the brain over time. Obesity actually causes inflammation in the body, as fat cells gradually become unstable.

Unstable cells can cause plaque clogged arteries, which may eventually result in a clot. This condition can further deprive oxygen from the brain in addition to causing heart disease or death.

Therefore, watching your weight, particularly during midlife, may help prevent or at least delay Alzheimer’s over time.

Resources

Everyday Health (Sunshine and Curry for Alzheimer’s Prevention?)

Everyday Health (5 Ways to Fight Dementia Daily)

The Independent (15 ways to stave off dementia)