A Better Option Than Fish Oil in Battling Alzheimer's?
Phoenix, AZ (Vocus) Novemeber 3, 2010
Summary: A new study has shown fish oil has no impact on slowing the progression of Alzheimer's however there are steps that can be taken to mitigate the risk of contracting this dreaded disease. Walking with a TrekDesk is one solution.
A recent study on Alzheimer's met worldwide dismay when it revealed that the fish oil supplement DHA had no effect on slowing the progression of existing cases of Alzheimer's. TrekDesk as part of its Movement Revolution reminds readers that there are proven diet and exercise methods effective in reducing the risk of contracting this dreaded disease.
There are subsets of the population with a much lower risk of developing Alzheimer's and that includes individuals who stay in motion during the day and eat lots of fish. The reason?
First, letâ€™s talk fish. Specific species of cold water fish contain high levels of Omega 3's and replacing red meats with fish also lowers the level of amyloid, a plaque which clogs patients brains and can lead to Alzheimer's.
Second, let's examine the power of daily movement. An inactive individual is at much greater risk for contracting diabetes and diabetics are 3x more likely to develop Alzheimer's. Currently 5 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer's and 18 million suffer from diabetes. With diabetes projected to affect 1 in 3 American adults by the year 2050, Alzheimer's rates are expected to explode without immediate interventions.
Dr. Ronald Petersen, director of the Alzheime''s Research Center at the Mayo Clinic has previously offered this advice: "Regular physical exercise is probably the best means we have of preventing Alzheimer's disease today, better than medications, better than intellectual activity, better than supplements and diet."
"We already know the health connection between inactivity, weight gain, diabetes and Alzheimer's yet few realize we could reduce the impact of these numbers by 50% by introducing continual daily movement and wise dietary choices," states Steve Bordley, CEO of TrekDesk. "Our goal is to sound the alarm that sedentary lifestyles have placed our nation on a perilous path and immediate action and education is needed."