Losing Muscle Strength? You Could
Be At Risk
According to researchers at Rush University Medical Center, a study published in the Archives of Neurology suggests senior citizens who have weaker muscles appear to be more at risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease and generally increase their rate of cognitive decline.
The study showed that weak muscles appeared to have an effect on thinking, learning and memory. Patricia Boyle, PhD, a researcher in the Rush Alzheimer’s Disease Center says, “Decreased strength may not be a true risk factor. Rather, loss of muscle strength may be the result of an underlying disease process that also leads to cognitive decline and clinical symptoms of Alzheimer’s.”