Being active also helps fight dementia, Alzheimer’s…

October 19, 2010

It is well known that doing exercise regularly can prevent cardiovascular diseases, but now researchers from the University of Pittsburg have shown that it can prevent Alzheimer’s. A study including 299 patients have shown that those who walked at least 6 miles/week regularly over a period of 9 years had a much lower Alzheimer’s incidence. According to the authors: “In short, walking greater distances was associated with greater [gray-matter] volume in specific regions, and greater [gray-matter] volume was associated with a lower risk for experiencing cognitive impairment in later years.” This research has been published at Neurology, Vol. 75:15, pp. 1415-1422.

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