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Any kind of physical activity lowers Alzheimer's risk

Cleaning house and doing yardwork are taking on new importance. A higher
level of physical activity — not just exercising — is linked to a
reduced risk of developing Alzheimer's disease even in people over 80,
suggests research published Wednesday in the journal Neurology.
Protective activities include washing
dishes, cooking, cleaning, gardening — even playing cards. People who
scored in the bottom 10% of physical activity were more than twice as
likely to develop Alzheimer's. Study participants did not have dementia
at the start of the four-year study, which is part of the ongoing
Memory and Aging Project at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago."The
implication of this study is really astounding," says physician Aron
Buchman, the lead author. "Exercise is good, without a doubt, but this
study is about more than exercise. Older people who might not be able to


Added: Apr-19-2012 Occurred On: Apr-19-2012
By: Jhurst
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