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Body of Knowledge Episode 7 – Avoiding Alzheimer's


Despite the efforts of researchers worldwide, a cure for Alzheimer's disease remains elusive.

But one area where researchers have made great strides has been identifying the role lifestyle factors, such as diet, exercise and sleep, can play in reducing the risk of developing Alzheimer's disease.

Dr Stephanie Rainey-Smith from Edith Cowan University's School of Medical and Health Sciences has spent much of her career researching how to delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease.

In 2018 she published world-first research that showed following a Mediterranean diet can significantly delay the onset of Alzheimer's disease by modifying markers of brain health.

She also researches the role sleep and exercise play in moderating the risk of developing Alzheimer's.

In this episode of Body of Knowledge, she explains the simple things we can all incorporate into our everyday lives to reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease.

Body of Knowledge is Edith Cowan University’s research podcast. Each month it examines a hot topic or burning question through the lens of science.

Visit the Medical Science course for more information about studying Medical Science at Edith Cowan University.

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