A new study has shown that the risk of Alzheimer’s is higher in underweight people than in obese people.
The cause and treatment of Alzheimer’s are in the focus of the scientific world. Experts are doing their best for this disease. Finally, a new study examined whether there is a connection between Alzheimer’s risk and people’s weight.
Research suggests that being “skinny fat” increases the risk of Alzheimer’s more than obese people. A small study of 56 middle-aged people found that those with more visceral fat had more dangerous proteins linked to dementia in their brains than those with looser fat.
Visceral fat is invisible from the outside, and even people with a healthy BMI can have significant amounts of visceral fat. But it can release inflammatory chemicals and hormones into the blood, which causes inflammation in the brain and can lead to Alzheimer’s.
Dr Mahsa Dolatshahi, from the University of Washington, said: “Although there are other studies linking BMI with brain atrophy or a higher risk of dementia, no previous studies have found a specific medicine “There was no link to dementia.”
Researchers examined data from 54 cognitively healthy participants, ages 40 to 60, with an average BMI of 32. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a BMI over 30 is classified as obese.
Subcutaneous fat is the type of wobbly fat that is found just under the skin and causes cellulite. This type of fat is actually the least harmful and accumulates around the thighs and hips rather than the intestines, creating a pear-shaped body. Unlike visceral fat, subcutaneous fat does not release chemicals and is a layer between the skin and muscle.
Researchers found that visceral fat was associated with changes in the brain up to 15 years before the earliest memory loss symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease appeared in participants.
The earliest development of Alzheimer’s in the brain dates back to 20 years before the first symptoms appear. That’s why the researchers plan to follow the study participants to track the long-term impact of visceral fat.
Study co-author Dr Cyrus Raji says the findings could help with early diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and potential treatments: “This means that such brain changes occur on average as early as age 50, up to 15 years before the earliest symptoms of Alzheimer’s memory loss appear.” It shows that he is coming.”