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Brain function: Reminder

January 6, 2012

On the BBC today an article was published on how the brain’s ability to function can start to deteriorate as early as 45 (British Medical Journal).

This is important, the researchers say, because dementia treatments are more likely to work at the time when individuals start to experience mental impairment.

There are things people can do to reduce their chances of getting dementia later down the line.

The article highlights who experiences cognitive decline and how the decline can be stopped. Some level of prevention is definitely possible.

The report states that rates of dementia are going to rise and it suggests that smoking and physical activity are linked to levels of cognitive function.

Identifying the risk factors early is important.

Lifestyle choices

“Although we don’t yet have a sure-fire way to prevent dementia, we do know that simple lifestyle changes – such as eating a healthy diet, not smoking, and keeping blood pressure and cholesterol in check – can all reduce the risk of dementia.” Dr Anne Corbett, Alzheimer’s Society

“We need only look at the problems that childhood obesity rates will cause if they are not addressed to see how important it is that we take ‘cradle to grave’ approach to public health.”  Professor Lindsey Davies  (president of the Faculty of Public Health).

Remember Arkhan?Arkhan 86 years old and like a spring chicken!

“It looks like the kinds of lifestyle choices that help cardiovascular health could also have a positive effect on Brain function too”.  Andrew Ward (InnOrbit)

More on how InnOrbit products could potentially help brain function coming soon…

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