Lifestyle

Can lifestyle intervene in the development of Alzheimer’s disease (AD)?

Dr Frank Lipman
Dec 17, 2022

What does lifestyle have to do with the development of AD? New research has found that 7 healthy lifestyle habits may reduce the risk for AD.

Study Summary

The 30-year study which included 11,000+ participants of European and African ancestry,concluded that:

  • 7 factors (being active, eating better, losing weight, not smoking, maintaining a healthy blood pressure, controlling cholesterol, and reducing blood sugar) help reduce the risk of dementia.
  • This holds true even for those with a higher genetic likelihood of AD.

The Hearty Take

All of these factors are crucial in prevention of AD, thankfully they also help healthspan and general health too. That said, the specific points of emphasis and nuance within recommendations is where Hearty believes there is more to gain. Having your genetics tested, as we recommend, helps both understand your specific AD risk but also how to dial things in more specifically for your unique physiology.

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