Heart-Healthy Habits Good For Your Brain
That’s the takeaway from a new study that suggests good heart health in middle age could lower your odds for problems with thinking and memory later in life.
The study included nearly 7,900 British adults who did not have heart disease or dementia at age 50. Over an average 25-year followup, 347 cases of dementia were diagnosed among participants. Average age at diagnosis: 75.
After taking other factors into account, researchers linked a higher score at age 50 on seven healthy habits outlined in the American Heart Association’s “Life Simple 7” with a lower risk of dementia later in life.
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