25-Sep-2019 | Facts and Factors
According to a study conducted by scientists, it has been found that the brain deterioration that happens in people who face higher risk of the Alzheimer’s disease may be reduced if the exercise multiple times in a week. The scientists though have said that further research is required to ascertain whether fitness can truly affect dementia’s progression.
Research has said that people who, in their brain had accumulation of amyloid beta which is considered as a hallmark of the disease, experienced degeneration at a slower rate in that area of the brain which is critical for their memory if they were exercising regularly for an year.
However, exercising did not stop the spread of the amyloid plague which is toxic and eventually kills the neurons of the patient’s brains. The findings have suggested a possibility however that exercises like aerobic workouts can at minimum slow down the disease’s effects if the intervention takes place at an early stage.
One of the Doctors who had led this trial of participants whose age were over 55, said that right now most doctors are helpless as they can’t prescribe anything, however in future if the findings are replicated at a larger scale with more participants in the trial, the doctors can begin suggesting an exercise plan to combat diabetes which she felt that there was no harm in prescribing even now.
This study had compared the cognitive functions and the volume of brain between two sets of older people who had the disease. One group was regular in its aerobic exercises and the other group did nothing but flexibility trading.
Upon brain imaging, it was observed that the development of amyloid was less in the people who would exercise.