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The Body/Mind Connection and Preventing Alzheimer’s Disease

admin - April 16, 2012

Did you know that many health care professionals actually believe you can delay or even prevent Alzheimer’s disease by taking care of your overall health? It’s true.

This video highlights a study done by Chinese researchers – long-known for proactive healthcare as opposed to treating illness only when it arises – and their work in assisting patients afflicted with Mild Cognitive Impairment, which often raises patients’ chances of developing Alzheimer’s. What they found was that individuals with high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol were more likely to develop Alzheimer’s, but that treating these 3 conditions successfully also lowered their risks of Alzheimer’s later in life.

Watch the video here and send it as a link to those you love who might benefit from the information it contains. You can also watch it on Life Line Screening’s YouTube channel. For those without video capability, the text is provided below the video box for your reading pleasure.

Here is the audio text to the video:

“As you get older, taking good care of your body may help keep your mind in better shape.

As the huge crowd of baby-boomers gets older, researchers are trying hard to find ways to protect them from Alzheimer’s disease.

In a new study, Chinese researchers looked at whether treating other health problems may help. They included 837 people who had mild problems with their mental ability. This condition, called Mild Cognitive impairment, raises people’s chance of developing Alzheimer’s.

The researchers checked-in with the participants every year for five years. They found that people with high blood pressure, diabetes and high cholesterol were more likely to develop Alzheimer’s. However, if they received treatment for these conditions, they lowered their risk.

According to the researchers, these results show that people with Mild Cognitive Impairment may delay or prevent Alzheimer’s disease if they start taking care of these kinds of health problems early.”


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