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Key Takeaways Physically active people are much less likely to suffer from the neurodegenerative action of the Aβ deposits that cause Alzheimer’s disease.More specifically, moderate to intense physical activity in midlife is associated with 12% less cognitive decline and a 40 to 45% lower incidence of dementia compared to that seen in sedentary people.People who regularly engage in physical exercise in midlife are about 17-30% less likely to develop amyloid deposits in the brain.The beneficial…

Key Takeaways A high omega-6 to omega-3 fatty acid intake may be detrimental to cognition in old ageThe hippocampus is one of the first brain structures that undergoes age-related changesHippocampus atrophy (withering) is associated with cognitive decline. Spatial memory is among the first functions that worsen as a resultHaving a lower dietary omega-6:3 fatty acid ratio predicts better cognitive function in general and hippocampus-dependent spatial memory in particular Actions to Consider The average Westerner has…