Meta-analysis Supports Physical Exercise for Alzheimer Risk Reduction

February 27, 2015 | Aging Services Risk, Quality, & Safety Guidance

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​Physically active older adults experience a statistically significant reduction in risk of Alzheimer disease compared with their inactive counterparts, according to a meta-analysis of nine studies including more than 20,000 participants published February 11, 2015, in BMC Geriatrics. Although some of the studies showed only marginal reductions in Alzheimer risk among physically active participants, six of them showed statistically significant reductions.

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