Exercise Prevents Alzheimer's

 

 

To avoid getting Alzheimer's Disease get plenty of exercise.

Overweight people are eighty percent more likely to get Alzheimer's than are people of normal weight according to studies conducted by scientists at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore.

The scientists found that obesity has a higher influence on people who develop the disease before the age of 60 than those who develop it later. Women are also more inclined toward Alzheimer's if they are obese than are men.

The studies were conducted on people aged 40 to 80 and were followed up every 3 to 36 years.

The studies also revealed that people who are underweight are 36 percent more likely to develop the disease than are those who are of normal weight.

Alzheimer's, a progressive brain disease, affects about 5 million people in the United States according to the Alzheimer's Association.

Here are some diet and exercise tips.

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