An easy way to prevent Alzheimer’s
Alzheimer’s disease is known as one of the most common types of dementia, in which proteins build up abnormally in the brain, causing memory problems and difficulty performing daily tasks.
The exact cause of the disease is not yet known, but studies show that many factors contribute to an increased risk of developing this degenerative condition, which is not treatable.
A recent study found that fast food can increase the risk of dementia and that avoiding it can prevent this brain damage.
Researchers found that people over 60 who ate a healthy diet were less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease.
Playing cards and meeting up with friends or family twice a week also help prevent the risk of Alzheimer’s.
The researchers tracked the lifestyles of 29,000 adults for 10 years looking at the APOE gene, which is linked to Alzheimer’s disease.
Fruits, vegetables, fish, meat, dairy products, salt, butter, eggs, cereals, legumes, nuts, and tea had the strongest effect on slowing the disease. This was followed by writing, reading, games and exercise.
A 10-year study of older people in China concluded that a healthy lifestyle, especially a healthy diet, was associated with slower memory decline, even in carriers of the APOE gene, which is the strongest known risk factor for Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
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