Independent Panel Finds Insufficient Evidence to Support Preventive Measures for Alzheimer's Disease – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. Mental stimulation, exercise, and a variety of dietary supplements have all been studied over the years as ways to prevent cognitive decline and Alzheimer's disease. But, Dr. Neil Buckholtz at the National Institute on Aging says, the value of these strategies hasn't been demonstrated in rigorous studies.
Buckholtz: There are things put forward all the time which are purported to prevent Alzheimer’s disease, but the question was what is the actual scientific evidence for any of these things for preventing Alzheimer’s disease or age-related cognitive decline.
Narrator: Buckhotz explains that an expert panel recommends more research. For details on current and planned Alzheimer’s disease research, visit www.nia.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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