Scientists say walking each day can stave off Alzheimer’s symptoms
Called “the walking cure,” daily exercise could help stave off Alzheimer’s symptoms, say scientists. A stress hormone produced during a brisk stroll can protect the brain from memory loss. The discovery may also explain why people vulnerable to stress are more at risk of dementia.
Higher physical and mental activity can lower your chances of getting Alzheimer’s. Dr. Marie-Christine Pardon’s team at the University of Nottingham has found that the key might be found in balancing the body’s level of the hormone CRF.
Dr. Pardon said: “This is the first time researchers have been able to identify a brain process directly responsible for the beneficial effects of exercise in slowing down the progression of the early memory decline of Alzheimer’s.
“Overall, it is further evidence a healthy lifestyle involving exercise slows down the risk.” Read full article
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