If you want to reduce risk of Alzheimer’s, protect your head. Wear seat belts and helmets. Because there are some evidence that suggests that head injuries may increase risk of Alzheimer’s.
Blows to the head can impair cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) flow and reduce the brains ability to clear toxins.
In the book Healing Pain and Injury, it writes …
“researchers are identifying static CSF flow as a primary contributor to the neurodegenerative diseases of aging — Alzhheimer’s deses, Parkinson’s disease, ALS (amyotropic lateral sclerosis), and multiple sclerosis. We know that the flow of CSF slows down as we age, as does the brain’s ability to clear harmful substances. … I believe a similar mechanism is at work in traumatic brain injury.”
The head injury can be many years in the past. The article Data Link Alzheimer’s to Head Injuries writes …
“Head injuries suffered earlier in life may increase the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease, according to a new study.”
If you want to reduce risk of Alzheimer’s, boxing is not a good sport to be in (unless you are really good and protect your head).