Monday, October 03, 2005

Avoiding Dementia: Fitness and Your Brain
[3 October 2005 - MSNBC] People who take care of themselves may live longer, goes the couch potato's refrain�but why would they want to? Better to live hard and die young than hang around for an old age blighted by dementia. It's a seductive excuse�and a deeply misguided one. In truth, almost anything that raises your risk of heart disease�smoking, obesity, high blood pressure, elevated cholesterol�also increases your risk of forgetting your name. If you want to keep your brain humming for life, staying fit is job one. ...


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