New Delhi: A new study performed by researchers says that alzheimer`s disease risk may be significantly reduce if physical exercise is regularly done.
Alzheimer`s is a neurodegenerative disorder considered as the most common form of dementia and is characterized by progressive neurodegeneration that can result in memory loss.
In a study, published in the journal BMC Public Health, the team of researchers also confirmed that regular physical activity may improve the performance of daily activities for people afflicted with Alzheimer`s.
"As there is no current cure for Alzheimer`s, there is an urgent need for interventions to reduce the risk of developing it and to help manage the symptoms," said the study first author Kathleen Martin Ginis, Professor at University of British Columbia`s Okanagan campus in Canada.
"After evaluating all the research available, our panel agrees that physical activity is a practical, economical and accessible intervention for both the prevention and management of Alzheimer`s disease and other dementias," Martin Ginis said.
The researchers reviewed data from more than 150 research articles about the impact of physical activity on people with Alzheimer`s.
(With IANS inputs)