A new study finds that elevating a garden can be detrimental to its health, and that it can be a major factor in the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Galveston analyzed the health and environmental effects of elevating garden beds in New Mexico, the highest elevation in the United States.
In their study, researchers compared the health outcomes of people with Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other conditions that could affect the brain with those of people who did not have those conditions.
The researchers found that people who had Alzheimer’s had more heart disease and higher blood pressure.
Elevated garden height is also associated with more cancer, and also higher rates of obesity and diabetes.
In addition, the researchers found elevated garden height was associated with a higher incidence of diabetes and obesity, which may have health consequences.
“This is the first systematic review to provide an estimate of the association between elevating gardens and Alzheimer’s,” said lead author Dr. Jeffrey J. Ressler, an associate professor of gerontology and biological sciences.
“The increased incidence of obesity, diabetes, and obesity are the biggest health outcomes associated with elevating gardening.”
Elevated gardens can cause a number of health problems.
“Alzheimer’s is a disease of the brain, and elevating plants in gardens increases the risk of Alzheimer,” Ressler said.
“We found that elevations of garden height were associated with Alzheimer disease, cardiovascular disease, hypertension, and diabetes.”
Elevating your gardens to dangerous levels is a common occurrence.
Rensselaer University researchers found an average of 1.6 inches of height on a garden bed can increase the risk for heart disease, stroke, and kidney disease.
Rensellers garden bed height can be as much as 10 inches in elevation.
“It was interesting to see that this was associated only with the highest elevations,” Rensseller said.
Elevating garden height also has been associated with diabetes and heart disease.
Elevation also has a major impact on your diet.
In the study, people with the most elevated garden heights reported eating less food.
“These findings have implications for our understanding of the mechanisms by which elevations can be associated with disease and diet,” Renzner said.
Renzners findings were published online April 3 in the journal Neurology.