August 18, 2016

PET study links healthy lifestyle to reduced Alzheimer's progression

All study participants underwent a novel type of PET scan known as FDDNP-PET, which measures levels of beta-amyloid plaques and tau tangles in the brain.  The team found that subjects who had a healthy BMI, followed a Mediterranean diet, and who engaged in regular physical activity had lower levels of plaques and tangles in their brains than subjects who did not adhere to such lifestyle factors. {read more here}