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Old 04-24-2012, 12:00 PM
Location: El Paso, TX
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Even people in their 80s may be able to lower the risk of Alzheimer’s simply by increasing how much they move around each day, a new study suggests.

In a four-year study of 716 elderly Americans, researchers found that the least active seniors were more than twice as likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease compared to the most active.

Vitals - Daily activity can lower Alzheimer's risk, even in very old, study finds

Of course someone else may do a study which refutes this study, but I hope for everyones sake that this study is right.
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Old 04-24-2012, 12:21 PM
Location: Mostly in my head
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This has been studied before and the benefits of exercise are pretty clear in staving off any dementia. Presumably the increased blood flow to the brain, well really the whole body, is what makes the difference.

Piracetam, which has been discussed here before, is prescribed in Europe after strokes and to prevent dementia, by increasing blood flow. L-argenine also promotes blood flow and there are medical studies to back that up.

Anyone getting older would be wise to exercise daily and perhaps include one of the supplements (baring any blood thinning or other problems).
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