Seven simple habits linked to lower risk of dementia

According to a new study, seven healthy habits and lifestyle factors may play a role in lowering the risk of dementia in people with the highest genetic risk for the disease.

(Sci Tech Daily) — Seven healthy habits and lifestyle factors may play a significant role in lowering the risk of dementia in people with the highest genetic risk, according to a research study published in the May 25, 2022, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology.

The seven cardiovascular and brain health factors, known as the American Heart Association’s Life’s Simple 7, are: staying active, eating better, losing weight, not smoking, maintaining a healthy blood pressure, reducing blood sugar, and controlling cholesterol.

“These healthy habits in the Life’s Simple 7 have been linked to a lower risk of dementia overall, but it is uncertain whether the same applies to people with a high genetic risk,” said study author Adrienne Tin, PhD, of the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. (…)

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