The Larger Head Size Reduces Brain Atrophy In Alzheimer’s Disease – Part 3 of 3
The check out doesn’t confirm that brain size and the speed of the disease are directly connected. But if there is a connection, what’s going on? “One possible explanation is that larger heads, and therefore larger brains, restrict more nerve cells and connections between cells,” reasoned study lead author Dr Robert Perneczky, a researcher at the Technical University of Munich in Germany.
Therefore more brain cells have to on before “the threshold is crossed where brain damage leads to cognitive impairment and other symptoms of dementia”. Roe, the neurology instructor, said the study appears to be valid and useful, adding that it suggests that three things are connected: discernment size, the shrinking of the brain and the progression of Alzheimer’s disease results. Whatever your head size “the message is that the important thing is trying to care for your brain as healthy as possible throughout life, which hopefully will allow you to cope better with diseases like Alzheimer’s if they occur”.