American Medical News - Physical Activity Could Reduce Alzheimer’s Risk, Study Finds

 – April 30, 2012  –– 

To influence treatments on a broad scale, the benefits highlighted in these studies must be proven through double-blind clinical studies, said Michal Schnaider Beeri, PhD, associate professor of psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine. “There is a long process before you prove that a particular intervention is truly, positively related to positive outcomes,” said Dr. Beeri, who co-wrote an editorial on the Neurology study. Samuel Gandy, MD, PhD, professor of neurology and psychiatry and chair at the Mount Sinai Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and James J. Peters VA Medical Center, said that only one randomized clinical trial has examined the impact of lifestyle on Alzheimer’s disease. “This strongly supports the idea that physical exercise will delay onset,” Dr. Gandy said.
- Dr. Sam Gandy, Professor, Neurology, Psychiatry, Associate Director of the Mount Sinai Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
- Dr. Michal Schnaider Beeri, Associate Professor, Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
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