Recent Survey – Playing Backgammon Helps to Protect your Brain
NewswireToday – /newswire/ – Limassol, Cyprus, Greece, 05/26/2006 – Recent research shows that playing backgammon, whether it is online backgammon or the board game, can help protect brain deterioration, and also prevent various brain related deceases.
A recent survey, conducted by 1on1backgammon.com, and which was concluded mid May 2006, has found that players of online backgammon feel considerable improvement in their mental and cognitive skills. One regular player added a note to his questionnaire stating that “since I started playing backgammon, I’m much sharper as a lawyer.”
Scientists have been trying to figure out the link between playing mind games such as backgammon and maintaining a healthy brain function. Various studies serve to show that people who are intellectually active are less likely to have mental deterioration as they age. These studies prove that without continuing exercise to the brain, the thinking functions do not maintain their strength.
The Backgammon-brain connection is concise and appears in a recent study in the journal Neurology, back in December 2004. The study demonstrated that playing backgammon and other intellectually stimulating activities helps prevent symptoms of Alzheimer disease.
In another study, published June 2003 in the NY times, 469 people aged 75 and older were tested for various types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease. Those who participated at least twice a week in playing backgammon games were significantly less likely to develop dementia.
The studies and survey that we depicted in the article all serve to show the same basic connection between playing backgammon and improving your brain function. Even though backgammon is beneficial for your health, the main reason most people state as their prime cause for participating in backgammon games is the fun they derive out of it. This has been aparant throughout backgammon thousands of years of history and will continue on in the future.
Agency / Source: 1on1backgammon.com