Wednesday, 29 July 2015

Healthy Food & exercise impacting insulin resistance and Alzheimers

insulin resistant diet
Interesting and alarming research published by experimental neurologists demonstrates a link between insulin resistance (typically increased by Western diet and insufficient exercise) and memory impairment.

The study's authors conclude:

Our results show that insulin resistance, a prevalent and increasingly common condition in developed countries, is associated with significantly lower regional cerebral glucose metabolism, which in turn may predict worse memory performance. Mid-life may be a critical period for initiating treatments to lower peripheral insulin resistance to maintain neural metabolism and cognitive function.

They aren't allowed to express unproven personal views, but I am! The enemies of health in middle age are the armchair, advertised processed foods and the TV.

150 participants with a median age of 60.7 years were studied.


  1. #midlife #habits and #memory impairment

  2. #exercise is the equal best medicine for #mentalhealth, #brainhealth, #obesity, #diabetes, etc.

    But motivation can be difficult to maintain.

    It's much easier when it's routine.
    5 minutes #weights while tea is cooking, walking to your favourite #healthyfood shop (the other medicine!).

    Having a list of all the forms of exercise you've ever enjoyed ... it will be surprisingly lengthy :)


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