Independent Panel Finds Insufficient Evidence to Support Preventive Measures for Alzheimer's Disease – 5
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. I’m Joe Balintfy. An independent panel has determined that the value of some strategies for delaying the onset or reducing the severity of Alzheimer’s disease hasn't been demonstrated in rigorous studies. Dr. Neil Buckholtz is at the National Institute on Aging.
Buckholtz: For example there’s some suggestion that the risk of Alzheimer’s disease goes up with diabetes, with high cholesterol at mid-life, with depression, and may go down with omega-3 fatty acids, fruits and vegetables, higher education, increased physical activity. But the data are not really pinned down sufficiently to make that recommendation.
Narrator: Details are at the website consensus.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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