Scientists uncover what reduces the risk of dementia and cognitive impairment
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Older women are less likely to develop mild cognitive impairment or dementia if they walk a lot and engage in moderate physical activity, according to a new study from the Herbert Wertheim School of Public Health and Human Longevity at the University of California, San Francisco. .
This is reported by Science Daily.
Among women aged 65 years and older, each additional 31 minutes of moderate to vigorous physical activity per day was associated with a reduction in 21% risk of developing mild cognitive impairment or dementia. The risk also decreased by 33% for each additional 1,865 steps per day.
intervention The ability to delay or prevent cognitive decline and dementia in the elderly is important. Physical activity has been identified as one of the three most promising ways to reduce the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's disease. Prevention is important because once dementia is diagnosed, it is very difficult to slow or reverse it,” said Andrea Lacroix, senior author of the study.
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