Weighing on our minds

Published: March, 2009

The abdominal fat we put on in middle age may wind up causing dementia when we're older.

The woes that can arise from being overweight are pretty familiar by now: high blood pressure, diabetes, heart attacks, strokes. Less well known, perhaps, are the cancer risks. Heavier people have higher rates of colon, kidney, pancreatic, and postmenopausal breast cancer.

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