HealthDay, U.S. News and World Report, CBS News - Exercising at Midlife May Stave Off Dementia Down the Road

 – February 4, 2013  –– 

Being in good shape during your 40s may help lower your risk for Alzheimer's disease and other types of dementia in your senior years. And the better shape you're in, the lower this risk may be, according to a new study appearing Feb. 5 in Annals of Internal Medicine. Dr. Sam Gandy, the associate director of the Mount Sinai Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, agreed that exercise can help keep a brain healthy. "Three 30-minute sessions per week of either brisk walking or weight lifting is the standard recommendation for delaying or preventing dementia," Gandy said. "This is very, very important. The first thing I tell all my patients is to find an exercise they like and do it."
-Dr. Samuel E. Gandy, Professor, Neurology, Psychiatry, Associate Director, Mount Sinai Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, The Mount Sinai Medical Center
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