Dementia and Exercise

“More than 80 percent of North Americans over the age of 85 suffer from some form of dementia.”

A study with rats designed to simulate three types of exercise used by humans showed that rats that ran long distances on exercise wheels at their own choice of speeds had the greatest increase in nerves associated with memory, and the greater distance they ran, the more their brains produced brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) that causes new brain nerves to grow.

Artificial Sweeteners, Dementia and Strokes

“People who take one diet soda a day are nearly three times more likely than non-diet soda drinkers to suffer a stroke or to become demented”

Dementia Linked to Excess Belly Fat

“having a big belly is associated with increased risk for heart attacks, diabetes, certain cancers, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, disability and premature death”