Researchers Discover the First Preventable Cause of Alzheimer’s

Researchers Discover the First Preventable Cause of Alzheimer’s

Developing Alzheimer’s disease is one of the most horrible things that can happen to a person. While there’s no cure for the most common form of dementia, there are medications that can reduce the symptoms for a limited amount of time.

Therefore, our best bet is to try to prevent the emergence of Alzheimer’s by living the healthiest life that we can possibly live. This also implies eating well, and a lot of diseases can be caused by not giving our bodies the right food.

Beware of obesity, as it can lead to Alzheimer’s!

A new report from the Journal of the American Medical Association raises the alarm for those who like to be a big hit with the meals. The title says it all: “Obesity Is Now the Top Modifiable Dementia Risk Factor in the US.”

Just in case that’s not clear enough for you, here’s what the first phrase of the report has to say:

The most prominent modifiable risk factors for Alzheimer disease and related dementias (ADRD) in the US changed during the past decade, with midlife obesity overtaking physical inactivity at the top of the list.

Data belonging to over 378,000 participants in the US Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System annual survey from 2018 was analyzed. The research evaluated the effect of 8 modifiable factors on the risk of dealing with ADRD: smoking, hearing loss, diabetes, low education, sedentarism, depression, mildlife obesity, and mildlife hypertension.

Therefore, if you want to prevent the emergence of Alzheimer’s disease, you must prevent the emergence of obesity. How do you do that? Perhaps everybody already knows the methods, although we often fail to apply them: exercising enough, avoiding foods rich in carbohydrates, processed meat, sweets, etc.


Cristian Antonescu

Even since he was a child, Cristian was staring curiously at the stars, wondering about the Universe and our place in it. Today he's seeing his dream come true by writing about the latest news in astronomy. Cristian is also glad to be covering health and other science topics, having significant experience in writing about such fields.

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