Wednesday, 3 October 2007

Conscientious people less prone to developing Alzheimer's Disease

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Are you leading a good and decent life? Are you considered a 'good Samaritan?' If so, you probably have a lowered risk for developing Alzheimer's Disease, according to new research out this week from the U.S.

So, if you are conscientious, self-disciplined and scrupulous, take note here. Finding people that exemplify all those qualities most of the time may be hard, but when you find them, finding out why they act the way they do may be good for the future if you buy into this most recent research.

Researchers in this study defined conscientiousness as people who control their impulses and are goal-directed. In addition to being considered dependable, those surveyed who had a higher levels of conscientiousness were found to have an 89 percent lower risk of developing Alzheimer's disease compared to those in the lowest percentile tested.

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