One Hour of Exercise a Week ‘Can Half Dementia Risk’

A new study from Cambridge University identifies the most significant protection against the disease is exercise.

In the study those that did not achieve three 20-minute bursts of vigorous exercise per week, or five 30-minute sessions of moderate activity, such as walking were 82 per cent more likely to go on to develop dementia.

Obesity in mid-life increased the risks of conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease by 60 per cent, while high blood pressure raised the threat by 61 per cent, the analysis found.

It seems to us like some exercise would solve quite a few of those problems! Let’s get active! And spread the word to help reduce the risk of developing any form of dementia.

Full Text can be found at the Lancet Journal

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