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Causes of Alzheimer's disease

 

The CDC reported that 5.8 million Americans live with Alzheimer's disease (the most common form of dementia).   "Alzheimer's is not an inevitable result of aging science is catching up and there are things we can do to take care of our brain health and reduce our risk," says WomenAgainstAlzheimer's Executive Director Brooks Kenney.




The CDC reported that 5.8 million Americans live with Alzheimer's disease (the most common form of dementia).


  • "Alzheimer's is not an inevitable result of aging
  • science is catching up
  • and there are things we can do to take care of our brain health
  • and reduce our risk," says WomenAgainstAlzheimer's Executive Director Brooks Kenney.


The following are the main causes of Alzheimer's disease, including the first major cause, according to doctors.



Lack of physical exercise


Doctors say regular exercise can reduce the risk of dementia, and Dr Jonathan Graf Radford says: 


"Studies show that physically active people are less likely to experience deterioration in their mental functions and have a lower risk of Alzheimer's disease. Physical activity is a known risk factor for dementia, as well as regular exercise helps combat risk factors for Alzheimer's disease, such as depression and obesity."


Obesity


Obesity is closely associated with an increased risk of Alzheimer's disease, and one study showed that people with a body mass index of 30 or more are 31% at risk of dementia. "Dementia is one of the major health challenges of the twenty-first century that can threaten the successful ageing of the population, and our findings suggest that high obesity rates will exacerbate the problem. By identifying factors that may increase dementia risk and that are influenced by lifestyle factors We hope that a large part, but not all cases of dementia, can be prevented through public health interventions. "


Type 2 diabetes


There is growing evidence that type 2 diabetes is associated with Alzheimer's disease.


"In fact, Alzheimer's is called" Type 3 diabetes "due to the molecular and cellular characteristics common to diabetes and Alzheimer's disease For example, insulin plays an important role in the formation of amyloid plaques and insulin is also involved in tau phosphorylation, leading to neurological fibrous entanglement In other words, while insulin resistance in the body can lead to type 2 diabetes, Insulin resistance in the brain can lead to plaques and entanglements of Alzheimer's disease. "


Non-proactive


  1. "There is growing evidence that middle
  2. aged adults can take steps to reduce the risk of dementia
  3. including increasing physical activit


and controlling health conditions such as hypertension and diabetes," says psychiatrist Dr Donovan Maust.



Family History


A particular gene called APOE-e4 can significantly increase the risk of Alzheimer's disease, as up to 65% of people diagnosed with it were found to have it.


"When a person has an increased risk of Alzheimer's because of their family history, I recommend a specific functional test that measures the immune reaction associated with Alzheimer's disease to determine the early stage of neurodegeneration processes and/or to monitor the effectiveness of lifestyle modifications of Alzheimer's disease," says Dr. Melanie Keller.