There are plenty of hot topics in the news today that could keep you mesmerized for hours in front of the TV, computer, or smartphone and you could probably spend another couple of hours checking in on Facebook, trolling Twitter, and viewing Instagram. But, during all that time you’re sitting there adding information into your brain, are you aware that you’re increasing your risks of obesity and upping the odds that your brain will fail you later in life?
Whoa. Wait. What?
That’s right. All those mega surges of information keeping you glued to your chair are just one of many contributing factors to the obesity epidemic (just to be clear, it’s all the sitting that’s a problem). And, research now says that among the risks of obesity is the loss of cognitive function. Yes, too much fat equals a lot less brain power.
Here are the cold, hard facts:
- 80% of diabetics are overweight.
- Risk of heart disease increases to 17% if you are overweight and 40% if you are obese.
- Brain performance declines by 220% if you develop diabetes before age 65.
- You are twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease and 1.75 times more likely to develop any form of dementia if you are diabetic.
Take-home message: Diabetes increases the risk of Alzheimer’s and dementia, and obesity increases the risk of diabetes. These facts suggest that cognitive decline is not part of the natural aging process.
There are some cases of dementia, Alzheimer’s, and other neurodegenerative diseases that are genetic, but, for many, development of the disease is about monitoring your health and taking control of your lifestyle to achieve the greatest outcomes.
You don’t have to strive for better health all on your own. The experts at the biostation™ can help you develop a plan to help you lose weight, reduce your risk of disease, and improve performance in multiple facets your life. the biostation offers diagnostic testing, custom supplements, nutrition counseling, and hormone therapy plus care for experts in functional medicine.
Call the biostation today at 561-257-2511 or contact us online to schedule your private, personal consultation.
South Florida’s leading provider of Functional and Age Management Medicine, the biostation offers comprehensive, individualized, and a holistic approach to total wellness and age management. By focusing on customized medicine, the biostation helps patients earlier in the aging process in order to help prevent, rather than treat age-related issues. Founded and run by Martin G. Bloom, M.D., a Cardiologist and Functional Medicine Expert with 40+ years of experience, the biostation, which has locations in Delray Beach, Miami and now Boca Raton at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, is dedicated to helping patients identify the root causes of any issues in order to restore the body to its peak performance, alleviate symptoms and ultimately, reverse the effects of aging and prevent age-related diseases. the biostation creates personalized treatment plans with proven, effective and safe anti-aging solutions that include highly advanced testing, bioidentical hormone therapy, nutrient therapy, sexual health programs, medical aesthetics, weight loss and much more.