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  • The Paradox of Overnutrition in Aging and Cognition

    The Paradox of Overnutrition in Aging and Cognition

    Organizers: Deborah R. Gustafson (SUNY Downstate Medical Center; University of Gothenburg, Sweden), John G. Kral (SUNY Downstate Medical Center), and Mandana Arabi (The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science)Presented by the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science
    Reported by Alla Katsnelson | Posted February 6, 2013

    Overview

    Alzheimer's disease and dementia are devastating diseases without effective treatments; as the population ages these conditions are becoming epidemic. Meanwhile, a second epidemic, obesity—driven by overabundance of calorie-rich but nutrient-poor food and sedentary lifestyles—is already evident in western and westernizing cultures. Researchers have begun to explore the possibility that overweight and obesity may affect the brain and play a role in age-related diseases. On December 4, 2012, epidemiologists, clinicians, and researchers met at the New York Academy of Sciences for The Paradox of Overnutrition in Aging and Cognition, a conference presented by the Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science to elucidate the intersection between aging, cognition, obesity, and nutrition.

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    Presentations available from:
    Roger A. Fielding, PhD (Tufts University)
    John Gunstad, PhD (Kent State University)
    Deborah R. Gustafson, PhD (SUNY Downstate Medical Center; University of Gothenburg, Sweden)
    Steven B. Heymsfield, MD (Pennington Biomedical Research Center)
    Lenore J. Launer, PhD (National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health)
    David IW Phillips, PhD (University of Southampton, UK)
    Nikos Scarmeas, MD (University of Athens, Greece; Columbia University)
    Yaakov Stern, PhD (Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons)
    Panel moderator: John G. Kral, MD, PhD (SUNY Downstate Medical Center)


    Presented by

    • The Sackler Institute for Nutrition Science
    • The New York Academy of Sciences
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