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Physical inactivity and midlife obesity are both tied to increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s 

America’s obesity problem may translate into larger issues down the line, as a new study finds that being overweight and living a sedentary lifestyle can put someone at an increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s.

Researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles and UC San Francisco found that a person who suffers from midlife obesity is at an 18 percent increased risk of suffering from Alzheimer’s later in life.

Physical inactivity puts a person at risk as well, increasing the chance of developing the devastating cognitive condition by 13 percent. Other associated ailments hypertension and diabetes are also tied to Alzheimer’s as well, researchers found.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) warns that more than 70 percent of U.S. adults are overweight, and more…


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