Lower dementia risk in fit women!

Our practice is dedicated to Cosmetic Dermatology, however, we feel compelled to share important health news for all women.  A new study published on March 14th (in Neurology) found that women who are physically fit are 90 percent less likely to develop dementia!  Researchers followed women in their 40s, tested them for fitness levels and dementia over a 40 year period; women with the highest levels of fitness developed dementia at a rate of about five percent.  In contrast, women with lower fitness had a 41% higher risk of developing dementia.  In addition, the few highly fit women who did develop dementia became symptomatic around age 90, 11 years later than the moderately fit.  So get out there and hit the gym!