Monday, April 2, 2012

Alzheimers Possible Link to Inactive Lifestyle

Research suggests that elders who lived mostly in doors had a higher chance of developing dementia.

~1,300 senior citizens, none exhibiting signs of dementia, tested their cognitive function for 8 eight - and described their living quarters (e.g. they mostly watched tv, or went outdoors, or had friends over).

In the end, 180 had Alzheimers - those with a constricted living space being almost twice as likely to develop the condition as those who went outdoors.

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