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This Condition More Than DOUBLES Your Risk of Dementia

Dear Living Well Daily Reader,

When it comes to fighting dementia, it can feel like the world is against you.

There’s pollution in the air, toxins in your food, and pills that can steal your memory.

And now, there’s yet another startling health concern that could cause dementia.

Researchers have found that this condition could more than DOUBLE your dementia risk.

But don’t worry—there’s also a way to fight back.

Most people don’t know this, but keeping your muscles strong is the secret to staying healthy, mobile, and sharp in your golden years.

That’s right – your brain NEEDS your muscles to stay healthy.

Why?

Well, a recent study found that frailty was a strong risk factor for dementia.

When researchers gathered health data on almost 200,000 patients from a largescale study, they found that those who had the least muscle mass were 2.5 times more likely to have dementia.

But there’s more…

You may already know that genetics also plays a role in who gets dementia and who doesn’t. Well, this study found some good news for once where that’s concerned.

The researchers discussed that keeping your muscles strong could overcome that genetic risk!

So, let’s talk about the best ways to keep your muscles strong as you age.

One of the most important elements of muscle-building is exercise. This doesn’t have to be anything crazy. Simply walking will help.

The next best thing is to get to the gym and lift weights or work with a personal trainer.

P.S. Want to get stronger muscles at home? Try this “band” exercise.

 

SOURCE:

University of Exeter. “Reduce frailty to lower dementia, study finds.” 12/22/2021. https://medicalxpress.com/news/2021-12-frailty-dementia.html

 

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

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