Can Staying Fit Help Prevent Dementia?

Q:
Can staying fit help prevent dementia?

A:
A recent Swedish study published earlier this month in Neurology found that Swedish women with a high level of midlife fitness were 88 percent less likely to develop dementia than those who were moderately fit.

However, the study does not show cause and effect between cardiovascular fitness and dementia. It only shows an association. More research is needed to see if improved fitness could have a positive effect on the risk of dementia.

To learn more you should go to a medical professional.

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