PARIS (AP) — Taking care of your body just might save your mind. Millions of cases of Alzheimer’s disease worldwide could be prevented by curbing risk factors such as high blood pressure, smoking, obesity and lack of exercise, new research suggests.
The study offers more than the usual pep talk about healthy living. Seven conditions or behaviors account for up to half of the 35 million cases of Alzheimer’s around the world, it found. With no cure or treatment to reverse the mind-robbing disease, preventing new cases is crucial. http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/E/EU_MED_ALZHEIMERS_PREVENTION?SITE=AP&SECTION=HOME&TEMPLATE=DEFAULT&CTIME=2011-07-19-08-36-57