Alzheimer's Disease Prevention
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A new study shows that regular exercise may offer some protection against Alzheimer’s. Two studies on people in three states measured the effects of exercise on brain function over five years. Eric Larson, and Executive Director of the Group Health Research Institute in Seattle stated, “It’s very likely that regular physical activity improves the ability for blood to circulate to the brain and oxygen to get to the brain. If you have healthy blood vessels, you’re very likely to be able to withstand the stress on very sensitive parts of the brain like the hippocampus.” He suggests people exercise regularly. “Even people who are demented can benefit by regular exercise.”
The studies, in Archives of Internal Medicine, were supported by the National Institutes of Health. http://www.hhs.gov/news/healthbeat/2011/09/20110914a.html
Control of blood pressure, control of blood cholesterol, control of body weight, control of blood sugar, and regular exercise of 30 minutes in duration, at least 3 times each week, form the basis for the best known strategies for delaying or preventing Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers believe that Alzheimer's disease occurs as the result of a genetic predisposition combined with environmental factors. In this video, Dr. Rudy Tanzi shares his views on how it can be prevented.
The cause of Alzheimer's disease is unknown, so there are no proven prevention guidelines to follow at this time. Researchers are working to define risk factors for the disease and studying substances that have the potential to reduce the risk. One recent new study, for example, suggests that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications may lower the risk of Alzheimer's disease. The finding appears to confirm that inflammation plays a role in the disease. Further study is needed to identify whether any of these medications can safely prevent the onset of Alzheimer's.
At the present time, Alzheimer's cannot be prevented but there are things one can do to reduce the risk or delay the onset.
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Fluoride, meanwhile, is another powerful neurotoxin. The most common sources would be in your water and toothpaste.