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The FINGER study is set to continue with a follow-up study conducted in Oulu, Kuopio, Seinäjoki, Turku, and Helsinki.
A recent experimental study shows how regular physical exercise modulates iron metabolism in both the brain and the muscles. The findings also help to better understand the benefits of exercise in Alzheimer’s disease.
Societal policy measures and individual choices both play a role in moving towards sustainable well-being, Professor Arto O. Salonen says.
Engaging in a multidomain lifestyle program prevents cognitive decline, and this type of an intervention benefits many older adults who are at increased risk of developing a dementing disorder.
A lifestyle intervention targeted to persons at risk for dementia was most beneficial among those with fewer structural brain changes at baseline, according to the doctoral dissertation of Ruth Stephen, MPH.