London: A 20 minute brisk walk every day could help beat dementia, as it not only boosts memory but also improves the walker`s brain function, a new study has revealed.Dr Laura Phipps, of Alzheimer`s Research UK said that while there is currently no way to prevent dementia, the best evidence shows that regular exercise, along with eating a healthy diet, not smoking and keeping the blood pressure and cholesterol in check can help lower the risk, the Daily Express reported.On a programme of moderate exercise, the researchers examined people aged 60 to 88, out of which half had mild cognitive impairment.They were all asked to do their walking on a treadmill, guided by a personal trainer and it was found that respondents with cognitive impairment and those without improved their cardiovascular fitness by about 10 per cent.
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