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Studies have pointed out that sitting for a long time and engaging in mindless behaviors will increase the risk of dementia, but if you read or use 3Cs, etc., activities that engage your mind will reduce the risk of dementia; the picture shows a situational photo. (Picture taken from freepik)

[Health Channel/Comprehensive Report]Compared with sitting and reading or using 3C, people who sit and watch TV may have an increased risk of dementia! according to”Science Daily“(Science Daily) reported that a new study pointed out that people over the age of 60 who engage in mindless behaviors such as sitting still and engaging in television may increase the risk of dementia, but if they read or use 3Cs, etc. , activities that use the brain to think will reduce the risk of dementia. The study was published inProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences》(the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences)。

The study used UK Biobank data from more than 500,000 people to investigate the association of sedentary activity and dementia. More than 140,000 participants over the age of 60 were not diagnosed with dementia at the beginning of the study. But after 12 years, 3,507 people had been diagnosed with dementia.

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Study author David Raichlen of the University of Southern California said that the risk of dementia is not related to sitting for a long time, but to the activities engaged in , When watching TV, muscle activity and energy consumption are lower, although they are sitting still for a long time, but when using 3C, the brain will offset the negative effects of prolonged sitting.

Gene Alexander, a psychologist at the University of Arizona, pointed out that many people believe that a little more activity during the day can offset the negative effects of sitting for a long time, but according to the research results, even people who are exercising, As long as there are passive activities such as sedentary watching TV, compared with people who use the 3Cs and reading, they will increase the risk of dementia.

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