There are five healthy behaviors that appear to significantly reduce the risk of dementia, according to a 35-year study that monitored men’s health habits.
Those habits are: regular exercise, no smoking, low bodyweight, a healthy diet, and a low alcohol intake.
“Taking up and following a healthy lifestyle is however the responsibility of the individual him or herself. Sadly, the evidence from this study shows that very few people follow a fully healthy lifestyle. Furthermore, our findings reveal that while the number of people who smoke has gone down since the study started, the number of people leading a fully healthy lifestyle has not changed,” says Peter Elwood, from the School of Medicine at Cardiff University.
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