Regular and moderate exercise help to decrease physical markers and prevent the development of physical indications of Alzheimer’s among the population who are more prone to the disease. A new study conducted by American Psychological Association, an annual convention which was held in Chicago from 8 th August to 11 th August. This study revealed that physically active and daily exercising people among the late-middle-age population may have very fewer probabilities for age-related alternations in biomarkers which are related to the Alzheimer disease.
Alzheimer’s disease is a progressive and irreversible brain disorder. Alzheimer’s disease slowly destroys thinking skills and memory and, in the end, the capability to do the naivest tasks. Alzheimer’s, symptoms are mostly appearing in the population at their mid-60s. According to experts, Alzheimer’s disease may end up in dementia. However, the treatment to cure or alter possessing process in the brain for Alzheimer’s disease is not available. During the advanced stages of the disease, various complications such as dehydration, malnutrition or infection due to a severe loss of brain function may lead to death of the individual.
The study was conducted at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health by Ozioma Okonkwo. They examined around 317 individuals whose parents have a history with probable Alzheimer’s dementia. According to the study, at the enrollment time, the individuals are healthy with the age group of 40 to 65 years. In the study, all individual participants completed the survey by answering a questionnaire related to their exercise and physical activities. They also followed by brain scans and neuropsychological testing which was associated with the measurement of several biomarkers. After comparing result data with the people less than than 60 years with older adults, researchers found that there is an increase in biomarkers and decrease in cognitive capabilities related to the disease indications in the older population. Also, the effects are significantly lower in older people who are doing a minimum 30 minutes’ moderate exercise weekly.