Research Roundup

July 2001 Issue

Appetite Suppressants May Cause Strokes

Physical activity may help prevent mental decline, especially in those who carry the so-called Alzheimer’s gene, according to a study of 347 older Dutch men. Those who were physically active more than one hour a day had about half the risk of a decline in cognitive abilities over three years compared to less active men. Moreover, active men who carried the gene had only about one-quarter the risk of cognitive decline as carriers who were less active. Exercise may help

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