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Alzheimer’s risk cut in half by
exercising for an hour a week, one-third
of cases avoidable, U.K. study suggests

National Post [Canada], by Laura Donnelly

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Posted By:earlybird, 7/14/2014 2:11:40 PM

Just one hour of exercise a week can halve the chance of getting Alzheimer’s disease, claims a study that ranks the seven lifestyle threats driving the rising levels of dementia. The research by Cambridge University says one in three cases of the condition could be prevented by increased activity levels, a cut in smoking and tackling health problems such as obesity and diabetes. The study, published in the Lancet Neurology Monday, is the first to quantify the combined impact of lifestyle factors influencing dementia. It identifies exercise as the most significant protection against the condition. Those who failed to do three 20-minute bursts

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Cambridge University study. No slouchy source, that.

It makes good sense that increased blood circulation would play a big part in keeping neurons healthy. And exercise also helps prevent/alleviate depression.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: mitzi, 7/14/2014 2:29:41 PM     (No. 9924068)

Quite a few senior citizens are members of the gym that I use. (I´m one of them!)

90 minutes a couple of times a week does wonders!



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Reply 2 - Posted by: 2dogs, 7/14/2014 5:40:40 PM     (No. 9924401)

I do know of folks who were exercising but got it anyway, so I hesitate to take these studies seriously.



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