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Long Term Health Complications of Childhood Obesity


2. Dementia

An article from the Express in the U.K. explains says relatively new research has shown that obesity can increase the risk of developing dementia. The research comes from the University of Tel Aviv, and the article explains, “keeping in shape could help combat the dementia epidemic.”

It cites the study of about 500-subjects over 2-decades that shows insulin resistance from obesity can also cause “rapid mental decline,” with learning and problem-solving abilities impacted. The findings conclude there’s a link between Type 2 Diabetes and an increased risk of dementia.

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