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テレビを見ているイギリス人は、認知症になる可能性が 4 分の 1 低い’

WATCHING telly helps slash your risk of dementia by nearly a quarter, 科学者の主張.

They said people doing “intellectual activities”, like reading or listening to the radio, are up to 23 per cent less likely to develop the 疾患.

Activities that are mentally challenging, sociable and also enjoyable are likely to be better for the brain than spending time alone

Activities that are mentally challenging, sociable and also enjoyable are likely to be better for the brain than spending time aloneクレジット: ゲッティ

Dr Lin Lu, from Peking University Hospital, reviewed 38 studies of two million people to find out who was most likely to get 認知症.

He found exercising brought a 17 per cent lower risk, and social activities like volunteering cut it by seven per cent.

Dr Lu admitted the effect of watching テレビ needs more investigation. Past studies found too much can be a risk.

サライマリシオ博士, of Alzheimer’s Research UK, 前記: “Activities that are mentally challenging, sociable and also enjoyable are likely to be ­better for the brain than spending time alone.”

Dr Lu added: “Previous studies have shown that leisure activities are associated with various health benefits, such as a lower risk.

“Our research found that activities like making crafts, playing sports or volunteering were linked to a reduced risk of dementia.”