According to the data, most Alzheimer’s patients are women. However, a new report on the disease shows that females also tend to respond better to early treatment. According to research conducted by Florida Atlantic University in the United States, some lifestyle changes, such as eating a balanced diet, exercising routine and improving sleep quality can prevent the development of the disease. Read on!
What does the published survey say?
“Our individually tailored interventions led to a greater improvement in the risk of Alzheimer’s and cardiovascular disease in women than in men,” researcher Richard Isaacson, one of the authors of the article, explains in an interview with CNN International.
In addition, in other biomarkers, such as the level of bad cholesterol, LDL, women also showed more significant improvement than men during early treatment.
Study spans more than 10 years
The research used data from participants in a study that lasted more than 10 years. This research seeks to assess the impact of lifestyle changes on cognitive function and on factors that cause dementia risk.
In addition, to generate the report, the physical, hematological, cognitive, and genetic examinations of each patient were analyzed. Consequently, they were treated properly, took vitamin alternatives, used nutritional supplements, and underwent a series of personalized lifestyle interventions.
According to Isaacson, women’s risk factors for dementia differ from those in men. For example, in women, if they have excess abdominal fat, there is a significant 39% increase in the chances of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
“The rapid decline in estrogen during the perimenopause transition may be one of the most significant risk factors for developing Alzheimer’s disease.”
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