The Paradox of Overnutrition in Aging and Cognition | The New York Academy of Sciences

Alzheimer’s disease and dementia are devastating diseases without effective treatments; as the population ages these conditions are becoming epidemic. Meanwhile, a second epidemic, obesity—driven by overabundance of calorie-rich but nutrient-poor food and sedentary lifestyles—is already evident in western and westernizing cultures. Researchers have begun to explore the possibility that overweight and obesity may affect the brain and play a role in age-related diseases.

via The Paradox of Overnutrition in Aging and Cognition | The New York Academy of Sciences.

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