Exercise Can Prevent Alzheimer's

Studies have shown that regularly exercising can significantly cut the risk of Alzheimer’s disease by a third, whilst a lack of physical activity can lead to dementia and depression according to scientists.

The University of Bristol conducted a study, based on 17 trials, and found that physical activity could reduce the risk of Alzhiemer’s disease by 30-40%. The British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) conference found that there was a link between depression and a lack of exercise.

It’s still unclear why a lack of exercise has such a major effect but it could be associated with benefits to the vascular system as well as a release of chemicals within the brain.

Judy Buttris, director- general at the BNF, said the implications of such studies were enormous.