Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Tea + Exercise + Vitamin D Can Stop Dementia

Three studies were presented at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference, all reporting a reduction in the risk of brain decline by doing physical activity by regular tea drinking or adequate Vitamin D.

The study on exercise tracked more than 1200 elderly people over 20 years. It found that 242 developed dementia. Participants who performed moderate to heavy levels of physical activity had a 40% lower risk of developing any type of dementia. Those who reported the least amount of activity were 45% more likely to develop dementia.

The study on tea drinkers included 4800 men and women 65 and older. The participants were followed for 14 years. Those who drank tea one to four times a week had an average rate of decline 37% lower than people who didn’t drink tea.

The study on Vitamin D looked at 3325 US adults aged 65 and older. For those deficient in Vitamin D the risk of cognitive impairment increased about 42%. For those severely deficient in Vitamin D, the risk increased 394%.

These are great ways to stop dementia in its tracks. So…take some Vitamin D with tea and move your body.

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