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Having a large gut in midlife increases the chance of dementia in old age, according to new research published Wednesday (March 26th) that suggests that abdominal fat is a bigger risk factor than family history.

For those of you who didn't already know...this "body type" has already been linked to higher risk of developing diabetes, stroke and heart disease.

Guess we need to get to the gym and watch what we eat - and now we have even more reasons too!

The complete article can be viewed at:,0,4172715.story

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