Better brain health through lifestyle
We all instinctively understand how incredibly important the brain is to our health and how complex it is.
What we may not realise, is how lifestyle and age can impact brain volume and capacity…
For example the adult brain starts to shrink gradually (2%per decade) after the age of 35 and this shrinkage may accelerate after age 60 (0.5% per year) in most people.
These changes in the brain can affect the way our brains work affecting our short term memory and speed at which we process information; things just take longer for most people as they get older.
While this all sounds bad, the good news is that evidence suggests that you can actually maximise brain health, and reduce the risk of diseases like Alzheimers by lifestyle.
Associate Professor Ross Grant, Executive Director of Australasian Research Institute /Centre for Lifestyle Medicine Research at Sydney Adventist Hospital is a biochemical pharmacologist and joins me John Stanley.
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