London: An expanding waistline along with other middle-age vices such as smoking and drinking not just harm your heart, they could also cause your brain to shrink, a new study has claimed. Conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure also take their toll on the grey matter, having an effect on brainpower just ten years later, the researchers found. Doctors could use the information to pick out patients at a higher risk of dementia and encourage them to improve their lifestyles while there was still time, they said."Identifying these risk factors early could be useful in screening people for dementia and encouraging people to make changes to their lifestyle before it’s too late," study author Charles DeCarli, from the University of California at Davis, was quoted as saying. For their study, published in the journal Neurology, the researchers measured weight and height of more than 1,300 men and women in their 50s and 60s.
Pakistan violates ceasefire again, open fires at RS Pura sector of J&K
PM Modi to lead BJP Parliamentary Party in both houses of Parliament
BJP will continue animosity with Moradabad SSP for years: Laxmikant Bajpai
UPSC aspirants protest outside Rajnath Singh`s residence