AAIC 2019: Could a healthy lifestyle reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease?

Written by Olivia Stevenson (Future Science Group)

Research reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference (AAIC; 14–18 July 2019, CA, USA) has suggested that healthy lifestyle choices such as diet, exercise and cognitive stimulation may potentially reduce the risk of developing dementia. This could be valuable information in the development of future lifestyle recommendations.   It is widely accepted that genetic factors contribute to the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease (AD), however, the impact of a healthy lifestyle is less clear. Studies presented at AAIC have provided novel insight into the relationship between lifestyle factors and dementia.   Could adopting multiple healthy lifestyle factors reduce dementia risk?   Researchers...

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