Regular Exercise May Delay Onset Of Alzheimer’s, Says New Research

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Research has shown that regular exercise can bring down risk of contracting the disease early in life. Regular exercise can also help to maintain well-being and reduce risk from Alzheimer’s’. People with higher level of protein in the brain called beta amyloid have higher risk of developing Alzheimer’s followed by brain decline at a rapid pace. A recent scientific report has mentioned that onset of Alzheimer’s disease can be delayed in the body if the person is engaged in regular physical exercise and leads a healthy life. Research lead Jennifer Rabin stated that people with high level of Amyloid that leads to the disease experienced lower level of brain volume loss and slow cognitive decline rates if they are engaged in high level of physical activity. As a scientist from Hurvitz Brain Sciences Program at Sunnybrook Toronto, she took team of research scholars to study about progress of the disease.

In the previous study cases about Alzheimer, it has been noticed that people who exercise caution and have a healthy life and a busy time tend to age slowly as their early brain change also is minimal. Data research has shown that people who walked nearly 8300 to 8900 steps on a daily basis reduce their chances of developing Alzheimer’s. The research shows that physical activity protects old folks and even if they have evidence of Alzheimer’s disease in their brain it keeps them normal. For this research the team took in 182 participants from Harvard Aging Brain Study group and asked them to wear pedometer for one week to calculate their level of physical activity while brain scans were done to check amyloid beta presence in their brains. The participants were tracked over seven years with annual tests and brain scans. The study discovered that people who exercised more tend to stay sharp and physical activity preserves brain function by cutting down on their inflammation and improving blood flow to the brain and stimulating sleep.

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