In addition to these findings, the scientists found MHBA appeared to improve energy metabolism in overweight subjects, which suggested it may help keep people trim too.
The study was published in the latest edition of the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease.
Other ways to prevent dementia
There’s good evidence a healthy lifestyle can help reduce your risk of developing dementia, advises the NHS.
It adds: “It can also help prevent cardiovascular diseases, such as stroke and heart attacks, which are themselves risk factors for Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia, the most common types of dementia.”