Scientists at University College London (UK) discovered that negative thoughts can trigger the development of Alzheimer’s disease — an incurable and fatal form of dementia. Article specialists, which is a new threat cause of dementia, published in the journal Alzheimer’s & Dementia.
In the study, which lasted for several years, attended by 360 persons older than 55 years. Volunteers who have measured the level of depression and anxiety periodically reported how often they thought about the past and worried about the future. Participants also were tested on memory, attention, spatial thinking and language. 113 people were conducted positron emission tomography to determine the level of deposits of the Tau protein and beta-amyloid.
It turned out that repetitive negative thinking is associated with a decrease in cognitive functions (e.g., memory impairment) over the next four years, as well as deposition in the brain of harmful protein aggregates, which is also observed in Alzheimer’s disease. It is already known that depression and anxiety are factors in the development of dementia, however, it was shown that such a factor, there may be certain patterns of thinking.
In September 2019, it was reported that physical exercise several times a week can delay the progression of Alzheimer’s disease in people with high risk of disease. To such conclusion scientists from the southwest medical centre of the University of Texas in the United States.
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