Tag Archives: BMI: Body Mass Index

Reducing Dementia Risk Factors: World Alzheimer Report 2014 (ADI / Department of Health / Dementia Challenge / World Dementia Council)

Summary Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) has published the World Alzheimer Report 2014, entitled “Dementia and Risk Reduction: An analysis of protective and modifiable factors” which examines the evidence on modifiable risk factors for dementia. It shows that dementia risks can … Continue reading

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NICE Guidance on Obesity and Physical Activity (BBC News / NICE / NHS Choices)

Summary National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) weight loss guidelines for the NHS in England advise people to lose a little weight and keep it off over time. Full Text Link Reference Gallagher, J. (2014). Weight loss: NHS … Continue reading

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Nutrition and Dementia Research Review (ADI)

Summary This Alzheimer’s Disease International (ADI) report examines the evidence for appropriate nutrition being able to help improve the quality of life for people with dementia. This document reviews the potential impact of dietary factors throughout life in increasing or … Continue reading

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Elderly Malnutrition: Malnutrition Prevention Project (BBC News / Age UK)

Summary The charity Age UK is to lead the government-backed Malnutrition Prevention Project to raise awareness of malnutrition among elderly people and in the population at large. It has been estimated that up to one million over-65s in England may suffer from undiagnosed and … Continue reading

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Malnutrition in Later Life: Prevention and Early Intervention (British Dietetic Association / MTF)

Summary This guide, produced by the British Dietetic Association (BDA) and the Malnutrition Task Force, covers the principles, and the moral, legal, quality and financial considerations in tackling malnutrition in older people in the UK. It explains best practice, and … Continue reading

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Obesity Risk a Dementia Time Bomb? (BBC News / UK Health Forum / European Congress on Obesity / NHS Choices / WHO / BMJ)

Summary Previous research in 2011 has shown that being overweight in middle age increases the risk of developing dementia. Data presented today at the European Congress on Obesity suggests slowing the rise in obesity could help to cut the rising rates of dementia. … Continue reading

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UK Health Performance: the Global Burden of Disease Study (NHS Choices / Lancet / BBC News)

Summary Health outcomes have improved over the past 30 years in the UK, but these improvements have been out-performed in other developed countries. When considering the top-ten causes of premature death in the UK during 2010, many of these (heart … Continue reading

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Obesity Associated With Faster Cognitive Decline (BBC News / NHS Choices / Neurology)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary Being overweight has been linked to decline in mental performance. Metabolic changes such as high blood … Continue reading

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Overweight People More Likely to Develop Dementia

[A version of this item appears in: Dementia: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 1 Issue 10, May 2011]. Summary Previous research has indicated a link between obesity and the risk of dementia. This study of 8,534 of Swedish twins, … Continue reading

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Dementia in Older Men is Not Linked to Body Mass Index, Waist Circumference etc.

Abstract This Australian cohort study of 12,047 men aged 65-84 years investigated whether adiposity in later life actually increases dementia hazard. Contrary to “conventional wisdom”, waist circumference in this population group was found to have no obvious association with dementia … Continue reading

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