It’s no secret to followers of my blog that I have lost a lot of weight. I brag about it a lot even though I’ve been at my present weight almost three years now. Then this morning I picked up the paper and found one of those “OH NO!” things. According to Associated Press a scientific study links weight loss in older people to oncoming Alzheimer’s Disease.
“A study of more than 800 healthy nuns, priests and monks who were slightly overweight on average showed that those who lost about one unit of body mass index (BMI) a year -- a little more than five pounds (2 kg) or so -- had a 35 percent greater risk of developing Alzheimer's than those with no weight change.”
As I read that it says that those who lost five pounds (note the “or so”) had a 35% greater chance of developing Alzheimer’s. Let’s see, I lost 50 pounds. Does that mean I have a 350% greater risk? I’m not sure.
Where was I?
Oh yes, I remember now.
How about those Red Sox?
The Old Professor
September 29, 2005