Exercise Becoming A New Frontier In Efforts To Battle Cognitive Decline

How genes may thwart seniors’ exercise gains

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By age 80, the figure jumps to 30 percent. Memory declines with aging, even in healthy people, for a variety of reasons. Dementia is a general term for a significant decline in cognitive function that interferes with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease is the most common form of dementia, accounting for 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases, according to the Alzheimer’s Association.
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II carriers in the physical activity group also experienced smaller gains in lower body performance than those in the health education group. These findings suggest that the ACE I/D p90X3 workouts genotype may be a significant factor in how well seniors respond to exercise. This insight could be used to develop more effective, individualized, and senior-friendly exercise recommendations for improving physical function and preventing in disability. Older adults: Build muscle and you’ll live longer New University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA) research suggests that the more muscle mass older Americans have, the less likely they are to die prematurely. The findings add to the growing evidence that overall body composition and not the widely used body mass index, or BMI is a better predictor of all-cause mortality.
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