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One in Three Alzheimer's Cases Preventable

API Staff

Nov 26, 2022

The main risk factors for the disease are a lack of exercise, smoking, depression and poor education. This comes from a BBC News Health report, published in July 2014.

 A Cambridge team analyzed population-based date to work out the main seven risk factors for this disease. These are:


Mid-life hypertension

Mid-life obesity

Physical inactivity



Low education attainment

 They worked out that a third of these cases could be linked to lifestyle factors that could be modified.

Simply tackling physical inactivity, for example will reduce levels of obesity, hypertension and diabetes and prevent some people from developing dementia.

 Current estimates suggest that more than 106 million people worldwide will be living with Alzheimer’s by 2050-more than three times the number affected in 2010.

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