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Study of seven Alzheimer's risk factors

“Half of all Alzheimer’s disease cases could be prevented by lifestyle changes such as exercise, eating healthily and not smoking”, according to a report in the Daily Mail.

The newspaper says that around 820,000 people in Britain suffer from dementia, half of whom have Alzheimer’s disease.

The estimate is based on a large, well-conducted review that looked at how seven lifestyle-related risk factors relate to the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. The review determined how strongly the risk factors, which included obesity and smoking, were associated with Alzheimer’s disease and the proportion of people worldwide and in the US whose condition could be attributed to these factors.