Wednesday, January 12, 2005

Walking May Ward Off Dementia

A recent study by the University of Virginia concluded that elderly men who are sedentary or walk less than a quarter of a mile per day are nearly twice as likely to develop dementia and Alzheimer’s disease compared to men who walk more than two miles per day. "We now have evidence that regular walking is also associated with benefits that are related to cognitive function later in life,” said Robert D. Abbott, Ph.D., professor of biostatistics at the University of Virginia Health System and a co-author of the study. “If you’ve been active throughout your life it could have direct relationships with the same kind of healthy risk factors that are often associated with less obesity, diabetes and heart disease."


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