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Extra weight in 60s may be linked to brain thinning years later

Here's a great reason to lose weight. A higher BMI and bigger waist during your sixties have been linked to an increase in cortical thinning. Having a thinner cortex has previously been associated with an increased Alzheimer’s risk.

How Your BMI Might Affect Your Brain Function

According to researchers at the University of Arizona, older adults with higher BMI (body mass index) tend to have more inflammation in the body, which in turn may negatively impact cognition.