Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Pot Belly = Dementia!

In USA Today, there was another interesting nutrition article outlining a report that basically says that belly-fat is no good for your brain! It's already linked to heart disease and diabetes, among other health concerns. The Harvard report stated that having a pot belly in your forties roughly triples your risk of dementia later in life! The best news for those with a belly is that if you do lose weight, it's likely to come off right where it counts, measurably improving your health right away.
Cortisol, the hormone primarily responsible for the "stress response" may be responsible for much of the visceral fat that deposits in your midsection. So in addition to losing weight, reducing stress may have a great impact on reducing the size of your pot belly!

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