A recent study offered lifestyle recommendations that reduced the odds of Alzheimer’s disease by 60 percent.
A recent study offered five suggestions to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s.
Research presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference in Los Angeles found that combining five habits could reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s. by 60 percent claims to be able to reduce Within the scope of the research conducted by Rush University Medical Center, 2,765 participants were followed for 10 years. All of the participants were older adults enrolled in either the Chicago Health and Aging Project (CHAP) or the Rush Memory and Aging Project (MAP).
Research over the past decade indicates that modifiable lifestyle factors can significantly reduce the risk of cognitive decline. The researchers say that, just as with heart disease, an approach that includes both drugs and lifestyle changes is needed to fight Alzheimer’s.
The Rush research team evaluated the participants’ lifestyles based on five criteria: their diet, exercise habits, whether they smoke, their alcohol consumption, and their interaction with activities that stimulate cognitive skills. They then rated each factor. A score of 1 was given if the participant’s behavior in that category was healthy, and 0 if unhealthy.
Eating vegetables, nuts, whole grains, seafood, olive oil, chicken, beans; People with a high-quality diet who avoided butter, cheese, red meat, candy, and fried foods earned 1 point. Participants who did at least 150 minutes of exercise per week (walking, swimming, cycling, etc.) were given 1 point. Individuals who do not smoke, limit their alcohol consumption to one glass of wine a day, regularly read the newspaper (2-3 times a week), visit the library, and play games such as chess were given 1 point.
Evaluating the scores, the research team realized that participants who scored 4 or 5 were 60 percent less likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease than participants who scored 0 or 1. It was stated that the results did not differ according to gender or race.
Last year, Alzheimer’s disease cost $1 trillion
According to the 2018 World Alzheimer’s Report, 50 million people worldwide suffer from Alzheimer’s disease, and this figure is estimated to triple by 2050. In 2018, the cost of Alzheimer’s disease worldwide was approximately $1 trillion.
Even if you can’t apply all four or five healthy living habits revealed by the research, adopting one or two of them reduces the probability of Alzheimer’s by 27 percent. It is recommended that older people consume more green leafy vegetables, eat chicken instead of red meat, and avoid fried foods as much as possible. Recommendations include plenty of walking and reading books.
A group of researchers conducted a study in which they followed 2,765 participants for 10 years. The team evaluated the participants’ lifestyles based on five criteria: their diet, exercise habits, smoking, alcohol consumption, and interactions with activities that stimulate cognitive skills. They then gave scores to each factor. As a result of the research, it was noticed that reducing the consumption of red meat, doing activities that keep the mind vigorous such as walking, playing chess or reading a book, not smoking, limiting alcohol consumption to one glass of wine a day reduces the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease by 60 percent.