The researchers used a complicated method for measuring fat known as sagittal abdominal diameter (SAD). Those with a SAD score above 25 -- roughly equivalent to a waist of at least 39 inches -- had the biggest bellies and the greatest risk [of developing dementia].This is scary for me. My gut is where I carry my weight. I have lost some weight over the past year or so. My face, neck, legs, and even waist are a bit more slender, but I still have a gut. I have lost about 4 inches off my waist, but the gut persists.
Another worrisome fact is that my maternal grandmother developed dementia. Watching her struggle with her condition was really a challenge. It didn't steal her memories, but it stole her present.
Time to go do some crunches....
Soundtrack: Marvin Gaye (What's Going On)