prospective observational cohort study published in yesterday's Annals of Internal Medicine in which the authors concluded that mid-life fitness was associated w/lower risk of dementia as an elder. Now mind you, this was an observational study, albeit one including 19,458 community dwelling individuals followed for an average of 25yrs. Therefore, one can't make statements as to cause & effect. However, the linkage & association can't be overlooked, much less the strength of the statistics including the fact that those in the highest quintile of fitness had the lowest risk of all-cause dementia.So with that introduction in mind, I would like to point out a
What's this mean for us? Well, the next time we're imitating a supine spud, let's consider playing an ant rather than the grasshopper and get active in order to prevent a shortened, stroked-out, memory-less life.