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A third of Alzheimer's disease cases could be prevented

Authors/ source/ publisher
The Guardian
Date added to library 14 July 2014
Year published
2014
Country where item was produced
UK
Abstract
Researchers have investigated potentially modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer's disease prevention and found that a third of cases worldwide may be attributable to such factors.  A lack of physical activity accounted for the largest proportion of cases in the UK, Europe and US.  Smoking, depression, low education, high blood pressure and obesity also accounted for preventable Alzheimer's disease cases.  Doug Brown, director of research and development at the Alzheimer's Society said, "This valuable study adds to a growing body of evidence strongly suggesting that simple lifestyle changes can help lower our risk of developing dementia."