YOU AND YOUR GUT….From the “Now they tell me” file:
People who have big bellies in their 40s are much more likely to get Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia in their 70s, according to new research that links the middle-aged spread to a fading mind for the first time.
The study of more than 6,000 people found that the more fat they had in their guts in their early to mid-40s, the greater their chances of becoming forgetful and confused and showing other signs of senility as they aged.
Actually, though, maybe this isn’t such bad news for me. I may not look so great today, but in my early 40s I was in pretty decent shape. Or was it my early 30s? I forget. Hmmm.
In any case, I’ve now passed the danger zone so I guess it doesn’t matter how many chocolate Easter eggs I eat anymore. All of you bloggy whippersnappers out there, though, better watch yourselves.