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Grantee in the News: Malaz Boustani Weighs in on Study Connecting Dementia and Weight

Apr 10
2015

Grantee in the News: Malaz Boustani Weighs in on Study Connecting Dementia and Weight View MoreBACK

On April 10th, 2015, two-time grantee Dr. Malaz Boustani lent  his expert opinion to a U.S. News and Reports’ HealthDay piece on new research showing a potential correlation between weight and the onset of dementia.

In a study of nearly 2 million adults in the UK, researchers found that individuals who were overweight or obese were 30% less likely to develop dementia over the next 15 years.

Dr Boustani noted that while more research needs to be done before a cause and effect relationship can be determined, “if a biological mechanism can be found to support these findings, it might lead to new ways of treating or preventing dementia.”

Malaz Boustani, MD, is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Indiana University. 

For more scientifically vetted information on Alzheimer’s disease and Dementia visit InfoAging.





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