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The factor that carries the largest risk for developing Alzheimer's disease is age. The researchers say that in the United States and Europe, the controllable factor with the strongest link to Alzheimer's disease is physical inactivity. There is a lot about the disease that is not yet understood. However, since increasing fitness is beneficial in many different ways, including reducing the risk of obesity and hypertension and improving mood, it seems like a good idea to start or maintain an exercise program. It should greatly improve the quality of life, and if it prevents Alzheimer's disease as well, that's a wonderful bonus!