According to new research, the moderate exercise is helpful for memory as people age and it also aids in preventing the progress of physical signs of Alzheimer’s disease—or also known as biomarkers—in people who are at jeopardy for the disease. The research was submitted at the annual convention of the APA (American Psychological Association). Ozioma Okonkwo—Assistant Professor at the UWSMPH (University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health)—said, “In a late-middle-aged population at risk for Alzheimer’s disease, the research demonstrated that the individuals who were physically active experienced lesser age-related changes in biomarkers related to the disease, in addition to cognitive and memory functioning.”
Okonkwo along with his colleagues analyzed 317 volunteers enrolled in the WRAP (Wisconsin Registry for Alzheimer’s Prevention), who were healthy cognitively and between the age of 40–65 Years. The scientists correlated data from people younger than 60 Years with older adults and discovered a decline in cognitive capabilities and augmentation in biomarkers linked with the disease in older people. Nevertheless, the effects were weaker significantly in older adults who were engaged in moderate exercise for a minimum of 30 Minutes for five days per week.
On a related note, recently, a study showed that in future high-energy lasers can be used to cure Alzheimer’s disease. The amyloid fibrils are a class of self-organized peptides or proteins that take on an overlapped sheet-like arrangement and are known for a reason for several diseases, as well as Alzheimer’s disease. Thus it is scientifically important to know how these aggregates can be disorganized. A right procedure for breaking down—or “dissociation”—of amyloid protein fibrils is important so, a group of Japanese scientists has shown that an FIR-FEL (far-infrared free-electron laser), can be utilized to break down amyloid protein aggregates.