Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Diet and Exercise May Combat Protein Build-up Related to Alzheimer’s
A study by researchers at UCLA’s Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior has found that a healthy diet, regular physical activity and a normal body mass index can reduce the incidence of protein build-ups that are associated with the onset of Alzheimer’s disease.
The study found that each one of several lifestyle factors — a healthy body mass index, physical activity and a Mediterranean diet — were linked to lower levels of plaques and tangles on the brain scans.
“The study reinforces the importance of living a healthy life to prevent Alzheimer’s, even before the development of clinically significant dementia. This work lends key insight not only into the ability of patients to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, but also physicians’ ability to detect and image these changes.”
Source & further reading:http://newsroom.ucla.edu/releases/diet-and-exercise-can-reduce-protein-build-ups-linked-to-alzheimers-ucla-study-shows