Why having fat thighs now can lead to a doddery old age

Why having fat thighs can lead to a doddery old age People with fat around their thigh muscles had lower walking speeds later in lifeLower walking speed is a good predictor of disability risk in old age By Claire Bates PUBLISHED: 17:06 GMT, 26 February 2013 | UPDATED: 17:06 GMT, 26 February 2013 People with wobbly thighs should take note – carrying extra fat around your upper leg makes it far harder to walk in old age.

High blood pressure during pregnancy can cause lifelong effect on child"s IQ

High blood pressure during pregnancy can cause lifelong effect on child's IQ OAPs born to high blood pressure mothers scored lower on cognitive testsResearcher: 'Decline in thinking abilities in old age could have originated in the womb' | UPDATED: 20:38 GMT, 3 October 2012 Being born to a mother with high blood pressure may leave you with a lower IQ, a new study warns (posed by model) Being born to a mother who had high blood pressure during pregnancy can have a lifelong effect on your intelligence, new research suggests.

Decline in quality of life of Parkinson"s sufferers starts "years before diagnosis"

Decline in quality of life of Parkinson's sufferers starts 'years before diagnosis' Scientists observe decline in physical function in Parkinson’s patients three years prior to diagnosis in men and 7.5 years prior to diagnosis in women By Graham Smith PUBLISHED: 12:35 GMT, 3 July 2012 | UPDATED: 12:35 GMT, 3 July 2012 People with Parkinson’s disease suffer a decline in their quality of life years before they are diagnosed, it is claimed.

More likely to lose your memory if you are taken to hospital

How the elderly are more likely to lose their memory if they are taken to hospital: Unfamiliar surroundings and loss of independence are blamed | UPDATED: 23:35 GMT, 21 March 2012 A recent study that more frequent visits to the hospital increase the chances for the elderly of developing dementia The elderly are more likely to lose their memory if they are taken to hospital, research reveals.