Hi-fitness in midlife women may cut dementia risk by almost 90% in later life.
Women with a high level of cardiovascular fitness during middle-age had an 88% reduction in risk of developing dementia compared women who were moderately fit in midlife. When the highly fit women did get dementia, they developed it an average of 11 years later--at 90 instead of 79 years old! This comes from a Swedish cohort of women who were followed up to 44 years.
PositiveTip: Improving you fitness level in middle-age could delay and even prevent dementia later in life!