Lifestyle Intervention Slows Cognitive Decline in Randomized Trial
Targeting multiple lifestyle factors, including physical activity, diet, vascular risk factors, and brain training, slowed cognitive decline among older healthy individuals in the first randomized, controlled trial of its kind. The Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability (FINGER) study, published online in The Lancet on March 12, was led by Professor Miia Kivipelto, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden.
@ajmal This is the first time that it has been shown in a longitudinal study that it is possible to reduce the risk of cognitive decline with lifestyle changes. The primary outcome — mean change in cognition as measured through the comprehensive neuropsychological test battery Z score at 2 years — was 0.20 in the intervention group and 0.16 in the control group. Between-group difference in the change of neuropsychological test battery total score per year was 0.022 (P = .030).