Alzheimer’s-Causing Proteins Could Be Reduced With a Healthy Diet, Exercise

Senior couple doing their running exercises.

The accumulation of beta-amyloid protein and tau are major indications of Alzheimer’s disease. The beta-amyloid will usually bundle together to forming plaques between nerve cells that impair transmission of signals. On the other hand, tau will form webs and knots that can damage nerve cells.

A recent study suggests that healthy diet and regular exercise have the potential to reduce progression to Alzheimer’s. The study found that people who followed a Mediterranean diet and engaged in regular physical activity or had a normal BMI were less likely to experience a buildup of beta-amyloid and tau proteins in the brain. The study proves that lifestyle factors play a role in onset and progression of the disease.

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