youA study conducted by Florida Atlantic University, in the United States, reveals that early treatments to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s, a disease which is a neurological disorder causing progressive memory loss and cognitive decline, are more effective in women.
Dietary changes, less exposure to stress, exercise and more positive sleep habits can help prevent the disease, which accounts for around 60-70% of all dementia cases – an umbrella term used for designate a set of diseases that are characterized by cognitive alterations that may be associated with memory loss, language alterations and disorientation in time or space.
The research authors used data from volunteers who have been involved for 10 years in a study of the impact of lifestyle changes on cognitive function and dementia risk factors. Physical, blood, cognitive and genetic tests were analyzed. Each person received medications, vitamins, supplements and a series of personalized lifestyle interventions.
Richard Isaacson, one of the study’s authors, said in a CNN interview that women are 39% more likely to develop Alzheimer’s disease if there is excess fat in the belly area. abdomen. “The rapid decline in estrogen during the transition from perimenopause may be one of the most impacting risk factors for developing Alzheimer’s disease,” explains the doctor.
It is recalled that the World Health Organization estimates that there are 47.5 million people with dementia worldwide, a number that could reach 75.6 million in 2030 and almost triple in 2050, reaching 135, 5000000.
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