Belly Fat Will Make You Crazy!

Another day, another study. Belly fat in your forties could lead to DEMENTIA in your 70s. Oh great! I not only have to worry about the daily crazy, now I have to worry about future crazy. Give me a stick of butter!
The risk for dementia, the researchers found, increased steadily with the amount of fat in the abdomen, even after accounting for alternative explanations, such as other diseases, bad habits and lower education. They found no such association for fat in the thigh.

The researchers used a complicated method for measuring fat known as sagittal abdominal diameter (SAD). Those with a SAD score above 25 -- roughly equivalent to a waist of at least 39 inches -- had the biggest bellies and the greatest risk.

Previous studies have shown that people who are overweight are at increased risk for dementia. But when the researchers examined patients' body mass index (BMI), which is the most common way to determine whether someone is overweight or obese, they found that people with big bellies were still nearly twice as likely to develop dementia, even if they had BMIs that were considered healthy. In fact, their risk was about the same as for those who were overweight or obese. (WP)
Save us from the BMI KATE!

Update from the Goddess Kate in comments. Oh no! She uses stats.
SO many things wrong with this, but I'll go for the simplest reality check. Actual stats: 21 percent of folks with excess belly fat developed dementia. 15% with normal belly fat did. That 6% difference is what we're flipping about here.
And that's out of the 16% of people who developed Alzheimer's or dementia at ALL. In their 70s and 80s.
Here is a segment from the Today Show educating America about the BELLY FAT leading to DEMENTIA.

"Now it's an observational study, so there is not cause and effect." Hmmm...

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