Weight gain is no cure

British researchers conducted a massive study with controversial results, apparently showing that underweight individuals are at greater risk for developing dementia and those who are overweight may be less at risk, reports the Association of Mature American Citizens.

The research involved nearly two million people and the results were published by the highly respected medical journal, The Lancet.

But, says AMAC, it’s not a license to overindulge in fatty foods; the rules remain the same: stop smoking, get plenty of exercise and adopt a balanced diet as you grow older.

“To understand the association between body mass index and late-onset dementia should sober us as to the complexity of identifying risk and protective factors for dementia,” according to Prof Deborah Gustafson, of the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center.