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Healthy lifestyle trumps genes that increase Alzheimer’s risk

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A healthy diet and lifestyle can even trump genes when it comes to reducing your risk of cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s as we get older.

Even people who have the gene associated with cognitive decline don’t necessarily develop Alzheimer’s if they eat well and exercise, say Chinese researchers.

People with the APOE gene are 17 percent more likely to suffer cognitive decline, including dementia and Alzheimer’s—but a healthy lifestyle can reduce the risk by 55 percent, even if the person has the gene.

Researchers from the Duke Kunshan University analysed health data from 6,160 adults to discover the impact of a healthy lifestyle on the gene.  Eating well and exercising becomes even more important as people get older, and especially when they reach the age of 80.

(Source: PLOS Medicine, 2021; 18: e1003597)

 

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