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Reduce risk of dementia by 18% with this easy method

So all you fatties: there is no longer any excuse for being forgetful!

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-32233571
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Re: Reduce risk of dementia by 18% with this easy method

Wow, great news...

strangely enough, several people I know started to suffer from dementia in their 70s after becoming obsessed with losing weight and huge weight loss.
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Old 10.04.2015, 14:44
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So all you fatties: there is no longer any excuse for being forgetful!

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-32233571
Although it does say that if you are obese, you may not live long enough to reap the benefits.
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So all you fatties: there is no longer any excuse for being forgetful!

http://www.bbc.com/news/health-32233571
I frequently forget how rotund I am..... does that count?
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I frequently forget how rotund I am..... does that count?
What was the question?
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Old 10.04.2015, 14:50
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Re: Reduce risk of dementia by 18% with this easy method

I'm confused. I'm also hungry. Need chocolate!
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Old 10.04.2015, 14:53
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Re: Reduce risk of dementia by 18% with this easy method

So in order to prevent forgetting where you put the cake you shouldn't forget where you put the cake.
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Old 10.04.2015, 15:05
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Although it does say that if you are obese, you may not live long enough to reap the benefits.
Well yes- but living forever with Alzheimers or dementia is much more my idea of a nightmare than dying a bit 'earlier' of other causes. At least, in Switzerland, you have the choice of your timing with other health problems- but not with dementia or Alzheimers, which is my absolute and worst fear (having witnesses from very close the ravages and indignities with my poor mil and a friend).

Mind you, both my parents were stick thin when they died, aged 94 and 96, and both had all their marbles.

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Re: Reduce risk of dementia by 18% with this easy method

Dementia is quite convenient sometimes..

I called my mother in the UK and asked if she liked the flowers i sent (i actually forgot) for mothers day.. She thanked me and said they were lovely cos she like s to pretend that she remembers things.

And I don't feel guilty about not visiting so often because after five minutes she's forgotten I was there.

Yup it's a horrible thing but what can you do.
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Re: Reduce risk of dementia by 18% with this easy method

My Grandma is also suffering quitely badly and has gained a reputation for never doing what she says she has done. This can be posting birthday cards, paying bills, cooking, taking pills etc etc.

We are having a formal party in the UK in July and sent out invites - the message was relayed via my parents that she had received the invite and sent back the RSVP card.

We all did "yeah right, no chance she has done that"

First RSVP card to arrive back with us - hers!!!!
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Old 10.04.2015, 16:02
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Re: Reduce risk of dementia by 18% with this easy method

Ignorance is bliss.
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Re: Reduce risk of dementia by 18% with this easy method

Being serious for a moment, it's going to be more interesting when they find out exactly why this is the case.
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Re: Reduce risk of dementia by 18% with this easy method

Shame on them BBC for using these alluring cheap titles.

On the other hand, I would like to see future correlations between this study vs social status and occupation of subjects.
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Being serious for a moment, it's going to be more interesting when they find out exactly why this is the case.
True, most medical research is based on correlation rather than causation. Which leads to many long discussions like,
  • Have you excluded all other relevant factors?
  • are you measuring cause or effect?
  • Was the research conducted over a sufficiently long period
  • Was the population chosen on a sufficiently random basis
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I frequently forget how rotund I am..... does that count?
No it doesn't count, you are still aware that you are rotund. You must double your intake of Lindt products.
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