Q: What type of body fat is better for your brain?

A: Butt and thigh fat is much better for your brains than belly fat. Mid-life large belly not only increases the risk of diabetes and heart problems, but also Alzheimer’s, according to a new study by Rachel Whitmer and her colleagues. The study examined medical records of 6,583 people who are members of a health organization called Kaiser Permanente of Northern California. The study traced people from the time they were middle age to their 70s and 80s. People with mid-life bellies were 3 times more likely to develop dementia later in life.