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Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017
By: IRC Blog

Exercise tops in keeping brains healthy

Could you lower your risk for Alzheimer’s disease by exercising regularly? Recent research suggests it’s possible. 

Increasingly, lifestyle factors are being studied to see how lifestyle changes affect the brain and may contribute to preventing dementia. Many researchers think that regular exercise is the No. 1 factor in preserving brain function.

A study presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference presented the results of a study on the relationship between exercise levels and the levels in the brain of beta amyloid plaques, protein fragments that are one of two brain abnormalities that define Alzheimer’s disease. The conference was held in July 2017 in London. 

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