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Avoid dementia when you're older by running when you're younger

RATE THIS! +21
Posted in Science on 5th Apr, 2014 11:51 PM by AlexMuller

An active lifestyle in your 20s can lead to better memory and cognition later in life, a sudy say. This Coronary Artery Risk Development in Young Adults Study followed 2,700 men and women for 25 years. It found that teenagers who did better on treadmill tests did better on problem solving tests in middle age.

 
It's common knowledge that regular exercise is part of a healthy lifestyle and can prevent obesity and heart disease, and previous studies have shown exercise can create a sharper mind. However, this study is the first to look at how exercising at a younger age affects cognition in later years.
 
"Things that would be good for the heart are probably going to be good for the brain," David Jacobs, a professor at the University of Minnesota's School of Public Health involved in the study, said according to NPR.
 
After assessing each participant's memory, the findings revealed that on average, the least fit participants were able to remember seven out of 15 words in a memory test and the fittest were able to remember eight.

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Author: Guest
Posted: 2014-04-06
+2
This study makes a link between exercise and long term effect on memory. This could be relevant- however, brain and memory are so complex and many factors, including genetics, have a big effect. I am not sure how they could control all other factors to make this link
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Posted: 2014-04-06
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The World Health Organization is likely to identify dementia as "an increasing threat to global health" and there is an urgent need to help countries adapt to the dementia timebomb. The observations reported here are important for the future and next generation, however, they not addressing this immediate crisis
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Posted: 2014-04-06
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A number of major advances in potential treatments have been reported and this means that it will be possible to improve the course and outcomes of the disease Reply
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Posted: 2014-04-06
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Yes, dementia is incurable and ultimately leaves people needing full-time care as brain function wastes away. There is growing concern that some countries will simply not cope with the growing burden of dementia in the near future Reply
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Posted: 2014-04-06
+2
It is good that this problem is now well recognised and, even more importantly, that something is done about it. Recently, leading nations have committed to developing a cure or treatment for dementia by 2025 at the G8 dementia summit. Reply
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