DiagnosticsGeriatricsSpecialties

1 in 7 Alzheimer’s Cases Could Be Prevented with Exercise

1 Mins read
A team of researchers from the Ontario Brain Institute reviewed 871 research articles on exercise and Alzheimer’s conducted over the last 50 years. They then closely examined the 45 most comprehensive studies, pooling the data for their analysis.

A team of researchers from the Ontario Brain Institute reviewed 871 research articles on exercise and Alzheimer’s conducted over the last 50 years. They then closely examined the 45 most comprehensive studies, pooling the data for their analysis.
 
They found that more than one out of every seven cases of Alzheimer’s disease could be prevented by increasing the amount of physical activity an individual performs. The research finds that as little as 30 minutes of light exercise can lower the risk of an individual developing Alzheimer’s.
 
In 2011, approximately 15% of older adults (65 y+) in Ontario were living with some form of cognitive impairment or dementia, an estimated 60%-70% of whom had Alzheimer’s disease.
 
Within older adults with Alzheimer’s disease, regular physical activity improved quality of life
(QOL), activities of daily living (ADL), and decreased the occurrence of depression. In older adults without Alzheimer’s disease, those who were very physically active were almost 40% less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease as those who were inactive. 
 
At the population level, it was observed that more than 1 in 7 cases of Alzheimer’s disease
could be prevented if everyone who is currently inactive were to become physically active at a level consistent with current activity recommendations. 

 

Related posts
Specialties

How Are Traumatic Brain Injuries Treated?

4 Mins read
The brain is one of the most complex and significant organs in the human body, and it’s also one of the most…
PregnancySpecialties

Top Tips For Baby’s Brain Development

3 Mins read
The world has become an almost absurdly competitive place to raise a child in. People are earnestly taking college education into account…
Health careSpecialties

Immunotherapy: The Next Revolution In Cancer Treatment

3 Mins read
For the past century and a half, various types of treatments were used by the doctors in the battle against one of…