Exercise Alters Brain Chemistry to Protect Aging Synapses

January 19, 2022

No surprises here. Just about every system in the human body does better with exercise. Drop the sedentary approach, exercise reinvigorates! Heart disease causes problems. Artereosclerosis patients are more likely to have a Dementia episode. When those arteries get clogged all sorts of bad things happen. Exercise is mandatory whether you do or don’t have Alzheimer’s or Dementia. It’s a good thing.

Dr Osman Shabir, lead author of the study from the University of Sheffield’s Neuroscience and Healthy Lifespan Institutes, said: “Alzheimer’s Disease is the most common form of dementia worldwide and heart disease is a major risk factor for both Alzheimer’s and Dementia. The new findings are key to furthering our understanding of the links between heart disease and Dementia.

“We’ve discovered that heart disease in midlife causes the breakdown of neurovascular coupling, an important mechanism in our brains which controls the amount of blood supplied to our neurons. This breakdown means the brain doesn’t get enough oxygen when needed and in time this can lead to Dementia.”

So mind your diet and exercise. Avoid problems with greasy food, having too many calories and possibly eating too much meat. Consult with your physician to get a blood test with panels for your cholesterol.

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