Does My Brain Really Have to go as I get Older?

It seems like just about every third person has Alzheimer’s these days, or at least has a parent that has been diagnosed.  Makes it seem pretty dismal for the future.

Research into medications to help curb the progression is on every research budget.  But every shining star in the research has fallen flat and many researchers are getting frustrated.

The reality is that the incidence of neurodegenerative disorders is increasing rapidly and this rapid increase is NOT due to genetics.  As a human species, our DNA has not changed appreciably in several hundred thousand years, leaving lifestyle as the likely answer.  And sure enough, unlike the research on treatment, the research supporting prevention continues to grow to the point that it is solidly accepted that this disease state can be prevented.

This particular review gives a short, simple list of some of the lifestyle factors that could be managed to greatly lower your risk.  Combine this with an anti-diabetic lifestyle and exercise, and you’re doing boatloads to protect your brain into the future.

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.







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One thought on “Does My Brain Really Have to go as I get Older?

  1. Fascinating study which sent me once again to BMJ.com to read comments and possible follow up. However the findings are aimed at public health programs to reduce dementia. For an individual there are possible suggestive findings but, e.g., how do I increase my crystallised intelligence when I have no idea what this is??? Once again I am supposed to eat my fruits and vegetables with no specific guidance. Increasing age is a factor but at 91 I can’t control this! Looking forward to your follow up blogs on this subject.

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