Can physical inactivity increase my chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease?
Modifiable factors that can increase the chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease include the following:
- health-related factors (diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, traumatic brain injury, hearing loss, social isolation and
- lifestyle factors such as physical inactivity, smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, a diet high in saturated fat and low in fruit and vegetable consumption, and low educational attainment; and
- environmental factors such as air pollution.
It is noteworthy that addressing these factors could potentially prevent around 40% of Alzheimer’s disease cases.
Oh yes, physical inactivity can increase one’s chance of developing Alzheimer’s disease.
Wicking Dementia Research and Education Centre