Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Healthy Food & exercise impacting insulin resistance and Alzheimers


insulin resistant diet
Interesting and alarming research published by experimental neurologists demonstrates a link between insulin resistance (typically increased by Western diet and insufficient exercise) and memory impairment.

The study's authors conclude:

Our results show that insulin resistance, a prevalent and increasingly common condition in developed countries, is associated with significantly lower regional cerebral glucose metabolism, which in turn may predict worse memory performance. Mid-life may be a critical period for initiating treatments to lower peripheral insulin resistance to maintain neural metabolism and cognitive function.

http://archneur.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=2398420

They aren't allowed to express unproven personal views, but I am! The enemies of health in middle age are the armchair, advertised processed foods and the TV.

150 participants with a median age of 60.7 years were studied.

2 comments:

pete said...

#midlife #habits and #memory impairment

http://blog.pjf.org.uk/2015/07/diet-insulin-resistance-and-alzheimers.html

exercise for healthy longevity said...

#exercise is the equal best medicine for #mentalhealth, #brainhealth, #obesity, #diabetes, etc.

But motivation can be difficult to maintain.

It's much easier when it's routine.
5 minutes #weights while tea is cooking, walking to your favourite #healthyfood shop (the other medicine!).

Having a list of all the forms of exercise you've ever enjoyed ... it will be surprisingly lengthy :)