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Monday
Jul282014

Health Benefits of Exercise Report: Healthy Living May Slow Early Dementia 

Dementia is a growing health issue, and the World Health Organization estimates that currently around 35.6 million people live with dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. Now, a preliminary report on a program conducted in Sweden, and presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Denmark, suggests that a healthy lifestyle can delay the onset of dementia and Alzheimer's in those at risk. The program focused on healthy eating, physical activity, social and brain engagement, and heart health. 

According to Dr. Miia Kivipelto, the study’s lead author, from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, "this is really hard evidence that we can do something for brain health."

A different study presented at the same conference also suggested that controlling certain health risk factors, like high blood pressure or diabetes may significantly reduce the worldwide prevalence of Alzheimer’s Disease.

Read the full write up of the study on Reuters. 

In This Issue 

1. Group Based Exercise Increases Leisure Time Activity, Quality of Life Among Breast Cancer Survivors

2. Exercise and Diet Both Decrease Heart Disease Risk Factor In Obese Men

3. Aerobic, Resistance, and Balance Training Benefits People With Intellectual Disabilities 

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