Exercise More Protective Against Alzheimer’s than Previously Realized. 

A new study in the journal Neurology, measured women’s cardiovascular fitness in midlife and their cognitive function over a 44 year period. Those with high cardiovascular fitness compared to those with medium fitness levels had an incredible 88% decrease in dementia incidence, 5 years longer to onset, and 11 years higher mean age of onset! These numbers are impressive and clearly indicate that if a woman is truly serious about decreasing her personal risk of Alzheimer’s, boosting up her level of fitness is crucial.