Atheism, obese populations and Alzheimers' disease
Alzheimer's disease is "characterised by loss of neurons and synapses in the cerebral cortex and certain subcortical regions. This loss results in gross atrophy of the affected regions, including degeneration in the temporal lobe and parietal lobe, and parts of the frontal cortex and cingulate gyrus. Some of the primary symptoms of Alzheimer's disease are: memory problems, mood swings, emotional outbursts, brain stem damage which impairs function in the heart, lungs plus causes disruption of various other bodily processes.
Obesity/diet and other health practices are linked to the development of Alzheimer's disease. For more information, please see: Atheism and Alzheimer's disease and Religion and Alzheimer's disease prevention
Secular Europe and communist China have significant problems with obesity (see: Secular Europe and obesity and China and obesity). In addition, Australia has a significant problem with obesity (see: Australia, irreligion and obesity). In the United States at the present time, the greater the degree of irreligiosity in a generation, the higher their obesity rate is. According to the Gallup Inc., "Very religious Americans are more likely to practice healthy behaviors than those who are moderately religious or nonreligious." For more information, please see Atheism and obesity.
In irreligious/nonreligious regions, there is a significant amount of Alzheimer's disease (see: Irreligious/nonreligious geographic regions and Alzheimer's disease).
- Atheism and the brain
- Atheism and intelligence
- Atheism and autism
- Atheism and health
- Atheism and life expectancy
- Atheism and obesity
- Atheism and mental illness
- Atheism and cancer
- Atheism and diabetes
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