Physical activity seemed to slow down the progression of Alzheimer's in those who were developing symptoms.

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Exercise may slow down progression of Alzheimer's in those developing symptoms

October 16, 2018 - 3:30 am

KYW’s Medical Reports Sponsored By Independence Blue Cross. 

By Dr. Brian McDonough, Medical Editor 

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) --​ There is another great reason to get out there and exercise. 

According to an article in Alzheimer's & Dementia, a medical journal, physical activity of at least 150 minutes per week was linked to less Alzheimer's disease pathology. It was also associated with better cognitive outcomes. 

This means that those exercising were thinking more clearly and avoiding many of the issues associated with dementia.  

Perhaps even more promising is the fact that physical activity seemed to slow down the progression of Alzheimer's in those who were developing symptoms. 

A key point is that exercise is free and it is something that anyone can do, and we know that there are numerous other advantages associated with it.