Middle-aged people who try to lose weight run the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease

A recent study found that trying to lose weight when a person is middle-aged (between 40 and 60 years old) can have negative effects on their brains. Alzheimer’s disease risk increases with weight loss in middle age, according to US researchers from Boston University School of Medicine. Researchers from the US and China examined information from the Framingham Heart Study, which tracked Massachusetts residents for four decades.

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Every two to four years, the research team took weight measurements from these subjects and compared changes in weight with dementia incidence rates. According to research, older people who are overweight are more likely to experience cognitive impairment when they attempt to lose weight.

In a news release, study author and professor Rhoda of Boston University stated that if weight gain is unexpected after steady weight gain (which is a common occurrence with ageing), beyond middle age. It is best to speak with your doctor and try to determine the cause if it starts to decline. The study provided more proof that dementia develops gradually over many years, possibly the patient’s entire lifetime.

About 10% of Americans 65 and older have dementia, and another 22% have mild mental health issues, according to Columbia University researchers. The results, according to Professor Rhoda, were crucial because previous research had not examined patterns of weight gain, loss, or stability in relation to the risk of dementia. The study’s findings revealed that a decline in overall body mass index was linked to a higher risk of dementia.

Evening exercise can play an important role in weight loss

Amsterdam, Holland: Exercise has thousands of benefits, but a study shows that evening exercise is more effective in weight loss, and it also helps reduce blood sugar. That is, afternoon and evening exercise has a quarter more benefit in terms of losing weight and reducing blood glucose than exercise in the morning.

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Afternoon and evening exercise has proved to be very effective in reducing the risk of diabetes compared to morning. Photo: File

In this way, the risk of type 2 diabetes can also be avoided and people have a lot of ease in controlling weight.

Scientists at Lyden University Medical Center in the Netherlands examined 7,000 people between the ages of 45 and 65. Most people had an MMI (body mass index) of 27, indicating obesity, while others were also healthy.

Exercise, eating and drinking habits and blood sugar levels before and after breakfast were also noted in all participants. The amount of fat in the liver was also noted from the MRI scan.

Of these, 955 people were fitted with accelerometers and heart rate measuring devices. Their movements were noted for four consecutive days and nights. In this way, reliable data of a total of 755 people was revealed. According to the data, hard or medium-intensity exercise reduced liver fat.

Most importantly, insulin resistance from afternoon and evening exercise was reduced by 18 to 25 percent, respectively, compared to any part of the day, which is an unusual finding. For this reason, experts believe that if you can not find time in the morning, then evening and afternoon are the best times for exercise and walk.

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